Megan Gibbons with her husband and children.

One of the most common needs for blood is after a woman gives birth. It is estimated that 3-5% of women need this lifesaving product postpartum.

That was the case for Megan Gibbons, now 35, of Scituate. Shortly after marrying her husband James, Megan became pregnant with their daughter Ellyana. Megan faced a very difficult labor and delivery as well as a serious infection. As a result, she needed two pints of blood to help keep her alive.

Two years later, Megan was pregnant again. This time with daughter Iris. Unfortunately, history repeated itself and Megan once again needed two pints of blood to save her life.

It’s because of donors like you that Megan is happy, healthy and living a fulfilling life with her husband and their three daughters.