Thursday, November 6, 2008

Brook-a-lee's Blood Drive.

Last year my friend, Kelly, gave birth to twins around 29 weeks gestation. Aubrey and Brooklyn were born October 16. Brooklyn had a known heart defect that required surgery and the combination of that problem and her micro preemie status was not good. Brooklyn had surgery but died of complications on November 30.

This year in memory of precious Baby Brooklyn, Kelly is hosting a blood drive. Her goal is to get 46 donors that will represent each of the 46 days of Brooklyn's all too short life. I'm sure that we, together, can get many more than 46 donors nation-wide to show that Baby Brooklyn's life inspired others to help save lives. Please, join me this month in taking time to go donate blood in memory of Baby Brooklyn. And, if you do donate, please, leave a comment here, so that Kelly can see how Baby Brooklyn's life has a lasting effect on others.

By the way, did you know that it only takes about a tablespoon of blood to save a preemie's life?? A TABLESPOON!!!


  1. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for asking others to donate in Brooklyn's memory. I know that she has affected so many lives near and far. I am excited about our Blood Drive and know that no matter where people donate, Brooklyn will be helping to save the lives of others. Thank you for bringing meaning to her short time with us.

    I am truly touched.

  2. HI again. No, I don't have your email addy. I just have that saved as a photoshop file and change it manually each time. I didn't love the other counters that were out there. I can email you each time I change it with the new .jpg file. Would that work? Thanks for your help! Together we can all make a difference.

  3. Wow, I never knew the tablespoon fact.

    Thank you for sharing this!