Premature baby girl survives infection after two blood transfusions
As many people nationwide celebrate the special women in their lives during Mother’s Day, Michigan Blood is celebrating Jamiee Mentink and her story of becoming a mom for the first time.
In March of 2012, Daughter Ava was born through emergency C-section at only 28 weeks, due to Jamiee's severe illness, preeclampsia. Ava, being a tiny 1lb, 11 oz. at birth, had been doing great in the NICU, but then fell sick to infection. A total of two blood transfusions were needed to save Ava's life.