msblood326-578_Edmycloseup“Thanks to blood donors, I am mommy’s little princess.”

Edmya Turner was born two months early, and needed blood when she was only four days old. Although her premature status has resulted in chronic asthma, she is alive today to enjoy Dora the Explorer, her puppy dog, dancing and being loved and cherished by her family. Edmya’s chances for growing up healthy and happy increase every day.

“Mississippi Blood Services is a gift from God,” Edmya’s mother, Tomeka Turner, stated. “Thank you to the blood donors who have given Edmya the gift of life. Everyday we keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Without you I wouldn’t have my little angel,” she adds.

Like Edmya, many premature babies need blood to have a fighting chance. Save a life. Donate blood.

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