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Friday, November 28, 2014
Little doctors help out
Jina Papadoniou/Herald
Little doctors Brianna Ruffino, Tess Drossman and Isabella DiClemente, all 10, helped at the blood drive.

Willow Road Elementary School students held it’s annual blood drive on Jan. 17 with help from the 5th grade Little Doctors program and the L.I. Blood Services. This event, usually done in November, was postponed to January due to Hurricane Sandy. Yvonne Lusterino, one of the event chairs, said, “This year was a little slow with only a little over 50 people who showed up. This is about half of what we did last year.” The N.Y. Blood Center says they are lacking the blood type O this year and they believe the decline in donors is due to everyone donating for Sandy and therefore being unable to donate again for at least 56 days. Fifth graders were happy that people did come out to help save lives.

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