A blood donation station in Queens has received a donation of blood from a young girl who was born with cerebral palsy.
Kylie, who is 5 months old, was born in January and is the second baby born in the city to receive a blood donation.
The first was from a 7-month-old boy.
According to NBC New York, Kylie received the donation Wednesday at a donor station at the Bronx Zoo.
The baby’s parents, Kristine and David Schoelzer, were in the waiting room when the boy was delivered.
Kirsten Schoelszer told the station the baby has cerebral palsys but is not expected to have any issues with the transplants.
She said she is thankful for the blood and hopes it helps keep her and her family alive.
“I’m grateful for the child’s blood.
The child’s life is in my hands.
I don’t know if the blood would help, but it’s my blood,” she said.
The Schoeleders told NBC New york they hope to keep the child in the hospital and take care of her until she is 3 years old.
The couple said they have a bond with Kylie.
“It’s a really special family and we’re so thankful to them,” David Schotzer said.
Kyle’s parents have a 5-year-old son and a 3-year old daughter.
Kylie’s birth parents are also from the Bronx and their 3-month old daughter is from a similar transplant.
The donation station has a small donation room where they also serve food and diapers.