Family looks back one year after near tragedy, encourages blood donations

Katy Roybal was celebrating the birth of her first child when she suffered complications after childbirth and needed 22 units of blood and platelets. One year later, she and her husband are encouraging others to donate blood.

BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN Modified: December 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm •  Published: December 25, 2012
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As they celebrated the birth of their first child Dec. 22, 2011, Bryan Roybal noticed his wife, Katy, looked pale.

Hours after giving birth to daughter Jane, Katy Roybal was hemorrhaging.

“It was pretty...

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