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Three-year-old boy celebrates his birthday by hosting a blood drive

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Most little boys look for Legos or superhero-themed birthday parties, but a young boy in Denver went for a blood drive theme instead.

Henry Heckenberg spent his last birthday in the hospital, where he was completely dependent on blood after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.
This year, he's feeling much better for his third birthday, so his family decided to throw him a community party, fully equipped with a blood donation truck.

Without donations, Henry's mom says he wouldn't be here. Brittany Heckenberg said this was important.

"Sometimes when you give blood you're kinda faceless and nameless and you don't know the family that you're supporting. For us you can put a face and name to us. So for us, as a family, we're really passionate about giving blood even if you don't know who it's going to. But it's saving lives, every day it's saving lives."

 The idea was to get parents to donate and have something to do for the kids, including face painting, games and even a school bus, which is one of Henry's favorite things.

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