I gave birth to twins at 35 weeks gestation. I had preeclampsia and had to have labour induced. After twin A was born and before twin B, I hemorrhaged severely enough to have the doctors tell my husband to leave the room. I got 2 units of blood in the OR. A secondary hemmorage sent me to ICU where I had to have 2 more units.
I am O-negative and have been a regular donor of whole blood since my boys turned 1 in 2013.
Thanks to donors in 2012, I am alive to see my boys grow up.