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Baby who's undergone 28 blood transfusions fights for survival

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We're meeting a young valley boy who's just months old and has already faced a series of health problems. We have a lifesaving message from the boy's mother.

Baby Trenton has received 28 blood transfusions and he's less than three months old. His family and the hospital want to share his story to encourage more people to donate blood -- especially during these summer months when blood donations are low.

Baby Trenton's mother says every one of his heartbeats is a miracle.

"We didn't think he had to fight for his life. I wasn't anticipating him to be whisked away within 30 seconds of being born," says mom Britni Jones.

Now almost 3 months old, he has tubes throughout his body. Trenton has never left Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Trenton was diagnosed in utero as double outlet and right ventricle and transposition of the great arteries -- so the two main arteries in Trenton's heart are backwards.

He's undergone two open heart surgeries and has a permanent pacemaker, and this tiny baby has had more than two dozen blood transfusions -- keeping his little heart pumping on.

"It was lifesaving, within 12 hours he had received 4 blood transfusions."

But Trenton's mother says they are lucky. His blood type is popular.

"Talking to some of the moms that are up here, that their babies have rare blood types and having to hear them hunt for blood transfusions for their baby, it's scary."

Now she's asking more people to donate blood.

"I myself am terrified of needles and I'm willing to donate. It could save our baby's life," says Jones.

Holding on to her baby's hand, Trenton's mother says he's a fighter.

"Just to look back at what we've gone through, I'm so grateful for him, he's my little miracle man."

Trenton's family has set up a website where you can donate to his medical care. To help: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/39t2/heartbeats-for-trenton 

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