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9-year-old cancer survivor reunites with blood donor in Levittown

King Singh is thanking the blood donors for saving his life.

News 12 Staff

Jan 26, 2023, 12:36 PM

Updated 512 days ago

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A 9-year-old boy met with his blood donor at the Levittown Fire Department during a blood drive on Thursday.
King Singh was born with a rare blood disease and was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2. After over three years of daily chemotherapy treatments and a blood transfusion, King is now cancer-free.
He hugged and thanked one of his donors, Ronald Hlawaty, who is a lifelong donor and the chairperson for Thursday's blood drive.
Singh says it's so important to give blood because "a blood donation saved my life, and 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives."
Singh's donor was also grateful to get to meet the boy whose life his blood helped save.
"Rarely do platelet donors get to have the opportunity to be able to go in and see their recipients," Hlawaty says. "I was blessed they gave me the opportunity."
Singh's parents hope more people consider donating blood to help other people like their son.


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