Kris Kingery, River Birch principal, met with the Indiana Blood Center last month about having such an event. He figures many of the donors will be school staff, though the blood drive is open to anyone who's at least 17 (16 with consent form), weighs at least 110 pounds, and is in good general health.
"I feel like that's enough to just do it here in our fieldhouse," said Kingery, who notes everyone at the school will wear purple that day too.
As for Kaylee, she starts the delayed intensification phase of her treatment soon. That's eight weeks of more frequent and higher doses.
"We're assuming her energy levels will go back down during that time period," Ryan said.
After that is the maintenance cycle. During that, Kaylee will get treatment as needed for two years.
"Hopefully, if there aren't any relapses, she'll be completely done in November 2014," said her mother, Amy.
Kaylee will be considered cancer-free if there are no relapses for five years. Doctors hope she can return to school in April and full-time starting next school year.
For more information, visit the website at IndianaBlood.org.