Published: Jun 03, 2013 5:56 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 03, 2013 9:55 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Dominik Culver, now 12, was a healthy two-year old boy before infections, fevers and bleeding problems began. It took years for doctors to discover that has an immune deficiency and a bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand’s Disease.

He now receives weekly injections of immunoglobulins that are derived from the plasma of blood donors. His family is hosting a blood drive to say thanks and help others who rely on the generosity of blood donors to live.

Dominik’s Blood Drive

11a.m. - 6p.m. Monday, June 3

Bombdiggity Good Stuff, Inc.

16440 South Tamiami Trail

Ft. Myers, Fl 33908

Blood donors receive a 50% off coupon at Bombdiggity Good Stuff, a special gift and a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening.

For more on Dominik’s story visit: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dominikculver

Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community. In many cases one donation could impact or even save the lives of three patients.

Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.

Go to www.floridasbloodcenters.org for more information and eligibility questions or call 1.888.9.DONATE (936.6283).