Real Life Story: American Red Cross of Southern Indiana

In May 2016, Ashley began experiencing life-threatening complications during the birth of her second child. To save her life, doctors used 121 units of blood product, the most amount of blood doctors have ever given to a  single patient at Deaconess and had them survive. Ashley underwent five surgeries and due to the lifesaving Red Cross blood supply, both she and baby are on the road to recovery. To give back to the organization that helped save Ashley and her newborn, her family held a Red Cross blood drive at Deaconess in her honor.