HAMILTON – Cold weather may have prevented some potential donors from attending Tuesday’s Bone Marrow Donor Drive at Colgate University. With only 10 people registering with the National Marrow Donor Program, Colgate is still reaching out to people in an attempt to reach more potential donors.
With temperatures on Tuesday that felt like 25 degrees below zero with the wind chill, and snow drifting across main roads in many places, Colgate fell short of its original goal, which was 25 to 30 new registered donors. According to the director of the bone marrow drive Cassie Quirindongo, only 10 people made the trip to Colgate’s Alana Cultural Center during the five-hour event on Tuesday. “We’re trying to get more people of color in the registry,” Quirindongo said.