Baby Holden holding a toy.

Holden was born in December 2020, weighing only 1 lb., 11oz—a “micro preemie.” The pregnancy was healthy and uneventful until 23.5 weeks when his mom, Samantha, had a rare complication called Premature Rupture of Membrane (PROM).

Eight days after being admitted to Women & Infants Hospital, Sam went into labor, requiring a c-section. Holden needed three transfusions to save his life as he was anemic and too young to make red cells. Visit us to read more about Holden’s story and the need for fresh type O blood.