Blood drive planned at Bradley Beach Elementary

Bradley Beach Elementary School. FILE PHOTO

BRADLEY BEACH — The first annual blood drive at Bradley Beach Elementary School is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11. 

The drive will be held at Bradley Beach Elementary School, located at 515 Brinley Avenue, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

“It’s our first one but we are hoping it will be the first annual,” Donna Hamernick, a first-grade teacher at the elementary school helping to organize the event, said. 

According to organizers the drive, which they hope will become a yearly tradition, aims to collect more than 30 pints of blood. 

The school will be partnering with the American Red Cross to hold the event.

 According to the school’s webpage, the program will “introduce students to the components of blood and the importance of blood donation. [Students] will have the opportunity to show leadership and help save lives by recruiting blood donors for our upcoming blood drive. You can support your student, our school and help save lives by donating blood, recruiting other donors or volunteering at the blood drive”

“We are not in a shortage according to our Red Cross Volunteer, but one disaster could wipe out the supply that they have, so they like to have a surplus on hand,” Ms. Hamernick said. 

Those who wish to donate need to bring a form of photo identification with them. 

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