San Antonio mother hopes sharing her story will encourage others to donate blood

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio mother is hoping sharing her story will encourage others to be blood donors and provides the present of life this vacation season.

Ashley Byrnes suffered from a blood clot and hemorrhaging two weeks after giving beginning to her son. She ended up needing 19 baggage of blood and 4 baggage of plasma throughout an emergency surgical procedure.

She is aware of that every of these baggage represents an individual who donated.

“You’re saving someone’s life or you’re helping someone that needs blood for different illness that they’re overcoming,” Byrnes stated. “But either way, all in all, you are saving a life and you can leave it feeling good about yourself that you did something great in the day and in the world to help someone else.”

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center stated they particularly want donors over the vacations when donations sometimes lower. One cause for the lower is due to highschool and school college students being on break. That inhabitants makes up 30% of all donations.


While donations are down, the necessity for blood has elevated. This year, the hospital blood orders are up as a lot as 20%. Donations usually make a distinction between life and demise.

Due to the quantity of blood she acquired, Byrnes can’t donate blood, so as an alternative, she shares her story as a blood donor advocate. She hopes her story will encourage others to roll up their sleeves.

STBTC has a number of donor rooms all through San Antonio. For a hyperlink to make an appointment click on here.

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