“I had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel,” as Sara remembers the day blood donors saved her life. Her day started joyously. She had just delivered her youngest daughter, a beautiful, healthy 7lb 5oz baby girl. As she listened to her daughter’s first cry and the comments of the nurses, she began to feel very dizzy. When the nurses asked if she wanted to hold her baby, she told them she didn’t feel well enough. Then her world went black.