Accreta Awareness Blood Drive Event

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The International Cesarean Awareness Network is pleased to be participating in this year’s Accreta Awareness Blood Drive occurring nationwide on April 3rd in support of the Hope for Accreta Foundation.

The purpose of this blood drive is to raise awareness of placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta attaches itself too deeply into the uterus. Placenta accreta is also a risk of repeat cesarean whose treatment often requires emergency blood transfusion after birth.

In July of 2012, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a committee opinion on placenta accreta. It stated that “the incidence of placenta accreta has increased and seems to parallel the increasing cesarean delivery rate.” Additionally, they also stated that “women at greatest risk of placenta accreta are those who have myometrial damage caused by a previous cesarean delivery with either anterior or posterior placenta previa overlying the uterine scar. The authors of one study found that in the presence of a placenta previa, the risk of placenta accreta was 3%, 11%, 40%, 61%, and 67% for the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth or greater repeat cesarean deliveries, respectively.” (1)

In light of this, it is now more important than ever that women be made fully aware of placenta accreta.

 

Find a blood drive near you!

 

Alabama

 

Dothan, AL

ICAN of the Wiregrass

LifeSouth in Dothan Family First Chiropractic

1816 W. Main St, Dothan, AL 36303

9am to 1pm

Amanda Martin – wiregrass.al@ican-online.org

 

California

 

San Jose, CA

ICAN of Silicon Valley

Red Cross San Jose Blood Center

2731 N First St. San Jose, CA 95134

7:30-2:30 PM

LaQuitha Glass – siliconvalley.ca@ican-online.org

 

Florida

 

Lutz, FL

ICAN of Tampa Bay

One Blood

108 Myrtle Ridge Rd Lutz, FL 33549

11 – 4 p.m.

Melissa Taylor – tampabay.fl@ican-online.org

 

Melbourne, FL

ICAN of Brevard

OneBlood Love Inc.

2774 N Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935

10am-3pm

Heather Schweich – brevard.fl@ican-online.org

 

Illinois

 

Aurora, IL

ICAN of Kane County

Heartland Blood Centers- Prisco Community Center

150 W Illinois Ave, Aurora, IL 60506

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Aleksandra Neeley – kanecounty.il@ican-online.org

 

Maryland

 

Baltimore, MD

ICAN of Hagerstown and Frederick

Red Cross Hagerstown Blood Donation Center

1131 Conrad Ct, Hagerstown,MD 21740 and at the University of Maryland Medical Center 22 S Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201

12:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Brandy Firth – hagerstownfrederick.md@ican-online.org

 

Missouri

 

Springfield, MO

ICAN of Springfield, MO

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks

220 W. Plainview Rd. Springfield, MO 65810

9am-5pm

Natalie Bechard – springfield.mo@ican-online.org

 

Washington

 

Asotin, WA  

LC Valley American Red Cross, Lewis and Clark Blood Services Region

Asotin Fire Department, Asotin, WA

May 6 2015, 2-6 PM

lcvalley.wa@ican-online.org

 

1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2012, July). Placenta accreta. Committee Opinion No. 529. Obstet Gynecol , 2011. Retrieved from http://www.acog.org/Resources%20And%20Publications/Committee%20Opinions/Committee%20on%20Obstetric%20Practice/Placenta%20Accreta.aspx

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