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Vitalant Sacramento urges blood donations to save mothers’ lives

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Vitalant Sacramento urges blood donations to save mothers’ lives

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Updated: 9:19 PM PDT May 9, 2024

PRIDE INDUSTRIES IS GREAT. WELL, VITALANT IS CALLING FOR PEOPLE TO DONATE BLOOD AHEAD OF MOTHER’S DAY. THEY WANT TO SHINE A LIGHT ON HOW BLOOD DONATIONS CAN SAVE MOTHERS LIVES. WE’RE JOINED NOW BY DOCTOR CHRIS GRISONS WITH VITALANT CHRIS, THANKS FOR JOINING US. WE APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH, TY AND LISA, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. WELL, AND MOMS IN PARTICULAR FACE DIFFERENT COMPLICATIONS. SOME OF THEM FACE COMPLICATIONS DURING AND AFTER BIRTH AND BLOOD REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. UH, YOU’RE SO RIGHT, LISA. IN FACT, PROBABLY 200,000 PLUS UNITS OF BLOOD EACH YEAR ARE USED FOR NEW MOMS AND, UH, WITHOUT THAT BLOOD, MANY OF THEM WOULD NOT MAKE IT TO ENJOY AND LOVE THEIR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. SO THANK YOU FOR WHAT OUR DONORS DO TO HELP IN THAT REGARD. YOU GUYS, DO WE APPRECIATE IT. HOW DOES THE US RATE COMPARE TO OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD? GIVE US SOME PERSPECTIVE? YEAH, THANKS FOR ASKING THAT. TY. UM, UNFORTUNATELY, UH, THIS IS AN EXAMPLE WHERE WE’RE NUMBER ONE, AND THAT’S NOT A GOOD THING WHEN YOU COMPARE US TO OTHER HIGH INCOME COUNTRIES, WE HAVE BY FAR THE WORST RATES OF MOTHER DEATHS IN THE WORLD. UH, BY 5 TO 10 TIMES GREATER THAN THE SWEDEN’S. THE FINLAND’S, UH, THE FRANCE’S OF THE WORLD. AND AND THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS FOR THAT, BUT, UM, AND I WON’T GET INTO THEM HERE. WE CAN DO BETTER, THOUGH. AND CERTAINLY ONE WAY WE CAN DO BETTER IS MAKING SURE MOMS HAVE THE BLOOD THEY NEED. AND IT’S NOT JUST THE MOMS THAT HAVE BLOOD THAT THEY NEED. WHAT ABOUT THE BABIES? BABIES ALSO NEED BLOOD TOO, RIGHT? ABSOLUTELY. AND, UH, SOME OF THEM WILL HAVE BLEEDING AT THE SAME TIME MOM DOES OR OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS THAT REQUIRE BLOOD IN A HURRY. AND SO OFTEN I’VE SEEN OUR INCREDIBLE OBSTETRICIAN AND NEONATOLOGIST FRIENDS SAVE THE LIVES OF BABIES, LARGELY DUE TO THE TRANSFUSIONS THEY ADMINISTERED. IT’S INSPIRING. ALL RIGHT, DOCTOR GRETCHEN, HOW CAN PEOPLE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT IF THEY FEEL INSPIRED? WELL, FIRST OF ALL, YOU AT KCRA ARE FAMILY. THERE HAS JUST BEEN INCREDIBLE ALL. AND I ASK THE AUDIENCE TO REFER TO YOUR WEBSITE OR VISIT ALAN’S WEBSITE. UM, EASIEST WAY. AND I SOMETIMES HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF JUST WHAT THIS PHONE NUMBER IS, IS TO GO AHEAD AND CALL, UH, AT THE NUMBER THAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR WEBSITE, WHICH IS EIGHT, SEVEN, SEVEN, UH, TWO FIVE VITAL, THAT IS EIGHT,. 772584825 OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND WE’LL GLADLY SET YOU UP. ALL RIGHT. DOCTOR CHRIS GRAYSON IS WITH VITALANT.

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Vitalant Sacramento urges blood donations to save mothers’ lives

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Updated: 9:19 PM PDT May 9, 2024

With Mother’s Day coming up, Vitalant Sacramento is highlighting the need to donate blood to save mothers’ lives. KCRA 3 anchors Ty Steele and Lisa Gonzalez interviewed Doctor Chris Gresens with Vitalant about the unique situations where donating blood can save a mother’s life.“200,000 plus units of blood each year are used for new moms,” said Gresens during a live interview on KCRA 3 News on Thursday. “Many of them would not make it, to enjoy and love their children and families. So thank you to our donors for helping in that regard.”Unfortunately, Gresens said that maternal mortality rates in the U.S. are much higher compared to other developed nations in the world.“We have, by far, the worst rates of mother deaths in the world — by five to 10 times greater than the Swedens, the Finlands and the Frances of the world,” said Gresens. “And certainly, one way we can do better is making sure moms have the blood they need.”If you would like to donate blood or monetary donations, go to www.vitalant.org/donate or call 877-258-4825.See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

With Mother’s Day coming up, Vitalant Sacramento is highlighting the need to donate blood to save mothers’ lives.

KCRA 3 anchors Ty Steele and Lisa Gonzalez interviewed Doctor Chris Gresens with Vitalant about the unique situations where donating blood can save a mother’s life.

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“200,000 plus units of blood each year are used for new moms,” said Gresens during a live interview on KCRA 3 News on Thursday. “Many of them would not make it, to enjoy and love their children and families. So thank you to our donors for helping in that regard.”

Unfortunately, Gresens said that maternal mortality rates in the U.S. are much higher compared to other developed nations in the world.

“We have, by far, the worst rates of mother deaths in the world — by five to 10 times greater than the Swedens, the Finlands and the Frances of the world,” said Gresens. “And certainly, one way we can do better is making sure moms have the blood they need.”

If you would like to donate blood or monetary donations, go to www.vitalant.org/donate or call 877-258-4825.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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