A “blood run” is a delivery of blood made from a place like the Red Cross to a hospital.
And it was an emergency blood run that saved Lisa Jaeger’s life.
Hospitalized and in labor with her son, doctors were performing a routine C-section on Lisa when it all went terribly wrong.
“I recall the chaos erupting,” Lisa says in the video below. “It was kind of bizarre. I could hear everything that was going on around me, but I was not responding to anything the doctors were saying or asking me to do.”
In fact, her C-section became a hemorrhage and caused major blood loss.
Only a blood run could save her.
Unfortunately, the Red Wing Medical Center in Minnesota was quite far from the Red Cross, and they needed it fast.
That’s when Minnesota state troopers were called.
They performed a blood run relay.
“I ran out of my squad; he ran out of his,” says Jacob Letourneau, one of the heroic troopers. “He grabbed the box, it’s in a box about this big. He handed it to me. I ran back to mine, threw it, closed the door, and away I went.”
But on the ride over, the troopers discovered that Lisa was actually one of their own: She’s the fleet manager for the Minnesota State Patrol, making the blood run that much more personal.
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