New Parents Share Message of the Importance of Blood Donors - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

New Parents Share Message of the Importance of Blood Donors

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Taylor and Dawn Poitevent were blessed with twins about three weeks ago. Sadly, one of their preemies only lived 20 hours. Now, their lone daughter, Ainsley, is fighting for her life and needs blood and platelets in order to survive.

The parents said it took this crisis to make them truly understand the importance of donating blood.

"Ainsley continues every day to need plasma, platelets and blood products to continue her fight to save her life," Dawn Poitevent said. "She's not suppose to be here today, and against all odds she's still fighting. We just think it's very important for people to know how important those products are."

"There's other than just premature babies that need platelets, you know. So many people that suffer from cancer and diabetes, everything. Medical procedures which require platelets," Taylor Poitevent said. "We all know diabetes is a big thing in South Texas communities too, so."

"The one thing that Ainsley can do from her tiny little body, is she can be a spokesperson to say how important these little things can be within our community," Dawn said. "She's a fighter, and that's what she'd want to do, I'm sure."

The Coastal Bend Blood Center serves 13 medical facilities in a 10-county area. They require upwards of 120 donors every single day just to meet the demand.

  • San Antonio Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase in Jim Wells County

    San Antonio Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase in Jim Wells County

    A San Antonio man is arrested after he takes officers on a high speed chase in Jim Wells County. Pictures of the arrest were sent to 3 News by a viewer. It happened Saturday morning around 8 am outside of Alice along Highway 281. This all started after a DPS trooper tried to pull over a pickup truck. Speeds hit 95 miles per hour. The truck eventually approached George West and Live Oak County deputies were forced to shoot out the tires on the truck. The driver eventually pulled over, and ...More >>
    A San Antonio man is arrested after he takes officers on a high speed chase in Jim Wells County. Pictures of the arrest were sent to 3 News by a viewer. It happened Saturday morning around 8 am outside of Alice along Highway 281. This all started after a DPS trooper tried to pull over a pickup truck. Speeds hit 95 miles per hour. The truck eventually approached George West and Live Oak County deputies were forced to shoot out the tires on the truck. The driver eventually pulled over, and ...More >>
  • Official: Search intensifies, should be completed in a week

    Official: Search intensifies, should be completed in a week

    (CNN) -- The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should be completed with its task within the next week as the search for the plane intensifies for the next few day, a government official said Saturday."Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus because the experts have narrowed down the search area. Whatever the outcome for the next few days, we need to regroup and reconsider," said Hishammuddin Hussein, the Malaysian acting transport minister.The de...More >>
    (CNN) -- The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should be completed with its task within the next week as the search for the plane intensifies for the next few day, a government official said Saturday."Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus because the experts have narrowed down the search area. Whatever the outcome for the next few days, we need to regroup and reconsider," said Hishammuddin Hussein, the Malaysian acting transport minister.The de...More >>
  • Police Respond to Shots Fired Call on City's Westside

    Police Respond to Shots Fired Call on City's Westside

    Police rush to one Westside neighborhood after someone reported shots being fired off. The incident happened just before 2:30 this morning at a home near the intersection of Cortez and Baldwin Boulevard. Police later told us that one man was arrested surrounding this incident but only for public intoxication. Police say the male suspect put up a struggle with officers. We are told he was taken to the city's detention center.More >>
    Police rush to one Westside neighborhood after someone reported shots being fired off. The incident happened just before 2:30 this morning at a home near the intersection of Cortez and Baldwin Boulevard. Police later told us that one man was arrested surrounding this incident but only for public intoxication. Police say the male suspect put up a struggle with officers. We are told he was taken to the city's detention center.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KIII. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.