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Book Transfusion helps hospitalized teens

Posted by inkpop on October 12, 2009

TheBookTransfusionDevyn Burton spends a lot of time in hospitals. At age 12, he was diagnosed with Lupus, a life-threatening autoimmune disease. Books are one of the few ways he’s able to free his mind from of the stresses of blood transfusions, surgery, and treatments. “[Books] help you get away from the pain, the worry, the doctors, the blood — everything,” the 19-year-old writes.

Frustrated by the lack of YA books in his hospital’s library, in 2008, Burton started Book Transfusion, a charity that provides books to teens staying in hospitals for extended periods. The organization encourages book publishers, authors, bloggers, and the public to donate young-adult titles. Visit to learn about how you can donate teens books to the organization. 

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