Postponed. That's the word on the 5th Annual Little Doctor Blood Drive that was scheduled Thursday afternoon at Colonial Elementary School.
Hopefully, the "Lunch Bunch" will be able to quickly schedule a new date. Blood donations will be crucial in the coming days. And every time an event is put off, it lowers the reserves on hand for emergencies.
In their original announcement, Louise Kelly and the blood donor organizers cited data from the New York Blood Center:
Ordinarily, a 5-7 day supply is required to ensure that blood is available for scheduled surgical procedures, medical treatments for cancer patients and to meet emergency or unexpected disaster needs. To meet local needs, New York Blood Center requires 2,000 blood donations each day.
So keep an eye out for their new blood drive date and make a special effort to donate whether you're a frequent donor or a first-time giver.