‘Miracle’ mum in blood plea

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A WOMAN who haemorrhaged three times her body’s entire blood volume after giving birth to her daughter has said it is “a miracle” that she survived.

Fiona Christie, 34, from Edinburgh, received blood products from 88 donors after her daughter Rosa was born in November 2009.

She is now appealing for new “life-saving” donors to come forward and give blood over Christmas.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) said the number of new donors who attended centres last year fell by 10,965, compared with 2008.

Mrs Christie met Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon to launch the campaign.