Blood drive event in Orange Park honors baby born 12 weeks early

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Eliyanah was born 12 weeks early at the Orange Park Medical Center. She spent 49 days in the NICU and her mother required over 30 pints of blood during her birth.

Despite the difficulties, Eliyanah will soon celebrate her 2nd birthday and, together with LifeSouth, Orange Park Medical Center will hold a blood drive in her honor.

The blood drive will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the Orange Park Medical Center where the soon-to-be 2-year-old was born.

Orange Park Medical Center also held a blood drive for Eliyanah’s first birthday.