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I was a premature baby; 27 blood transfusions saved my life

Hannah Neale
By Hannah Neale
Updated June 17 2021 - 1:59am, first published June 16 2021 - 3:05am
As a premature baby, blood transfusions saved my life.

I was born at 26 weeks, 14 weeks early, weighing 1.12 pounds and 23cm in length - blood donors are the only reason I'm still alive today.


Hannah Neale

Hannah Neale


Hannah is a general reporter with The Canberra Times. She is currently covering the early breaking news shift and is ready to chase your morning headlines. Hannah started as a journalist with The Southern Highland News and The Goulburn Post before moving to the ACT. Twitter: @neale_hannah