Save A Stranger 2019

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We at Love Your Birth! would like to honor and recognize October as Accreta Awareness Month by sponsoring a blood drive in our community.

Placenta accreta is one of the fastest growing life-threatening pregnancy complications. It is a condition in which the placenta embeds too deeply into the uterus, sometimes all the way through it. It always requires a cesarean delivery, and often an emergency hysterectomy.

1 in 272 birthing parents will experience an accreta, the most common risk factor is a previous cesarean delivery.

1 in 14 birthing parents with accreta will die from accreta related complications.

Accreta is not the only pregnancy condition that may require blood products though. Postpartum hemorrhage is another common complication that may necessitate a blood transfusion.

1-5% of all birthing parents will experience a postpartum hemorrhage.

Please join us in honoring all the survivors of birth complications, especially those who needed blood products, by donating blood so there is enough on hand for the next person who needs it, birthing or not.

All donors who take a selfie and **tag us** on social media before November 12 will be entered to win a Costco Membership! www.facebook.com/loveyourbirthcolumbia www.instagram.com/loveyourbirth.columbia Don’t forget you can join our team, LYB Columbia, on your blood donor app! #saveastranger2019

This giveaway is hosted by Love Your Birth! and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or the American Red Cross. This giveaway will run from 10/12/19-11/12/19 at 11:59pm EST. Must be eligible to donate blood in order to participate. The winner will be chosen at random from those who tagged Love Your Birth! Columbia on Facebook or Instagram in their blood donation selfie! Winner will be announced on social media following the end of the giveaway and will also be contacted via direct message. Prize only eligible to those within the US and shipping will be provided by Love Your Birth!.

What your donors are up to...

Take a photo of yourself donating blood and share it! Just use #saveastranger2019