Of the thousands of deliveries that Dr. Tami Rowen has handled as an OBGYN, Emily Peters' was one of the most unique.
"And not for good reasons," said Rowen.
While giving birth to her daughter Lucy in August 2016, Peters suffered from disseminated intravascular coagulation, which led to extreme bleeding. A transfusion of 90 units of blood was needed to save her life.
More than a year and a half later, Peters, a brand strategist in San Francisco, had a rare opportunity: a gathering to meet and give thanks to individual donors whose blood saved her life.
"In the blood industry, we rarely get the opportunity that we're having today," said Nicole Anderson, regional director for Blood Centers of the Pacific.