January 21, 2022
J. Leigh Events and OneBlood present You Are Somebody’s Type, an inaugural Blood and Platelet Drive for saving lives. We’re hosting this life-saving event during the last two weeks of February in honor of my son, Henry. On February 14, 2021, Henry was born with lots of love - and a condition called Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT).
First, what is neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia? Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a blood-related disease affecting newborns and mothers. When a mother’s and baby’s blood platelets do not match, it can cause life-threatening issues, including bleeding in the baby’s brain.
As a mother, I can’t explain how scary it is to learn your baby has any issues at birth, especially a life-threatening blood disease. I know other people experience these difficult moments, and the first thing you ask yourself is, “How can I save my loved one?”. Often, there is nothing you can do but hope the doctors and nurses have the resources they need. And, for a blood disease like NAIT, hope comes when the hospital has lots of blood donations to save your baby’s life.
In Henry’s case, we received a blessing through the donated blood in his blood type that saved him. Now, we’re asking others to save lives by donating blood - because you’re somebody’s type.
To participate in Henry’s blood drive, visit us at any of the three locations below and look for the donation area signs:
Date: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Promenade Shopping Center, 10844 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
Date: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022
Location: Hygge Jay Street, 1026 Jay St B102, Charlotte, NC 28208
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: Hygge at Camp North End, 330 Camp Road, The Mount at Camp North End, Community Bloodmobile, Charlotte, NC 28206
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