Pint Size Heroes
Little heroes who make a big difference!
The Pint Size Hero program is a community service project developed by the American Red Cross to introduce children to the importance of donating blood. Through the program, blood drives are held at elementary schools or middle schools and young students are engaged in the whole process. The program encourages students to volunteer at the blood drive and invite parents, guardians and other adults to give blood on their behalf.
A 10 to 20 minute educational segment is presented at the school by an American Red Cross representative. Students are taught using age-appropriate curriculum. Supplemental materials can be provided for enthusiastic teachers who may wish to discuss the blood drive further. Students are encouraged to take home a letter describing the program and to invite parents, guardians or other adults to donate blood at their school’s blood drive.
The Pint Size Hero program teaches students:
- Facts about blood and how it is used as medicine
- Who gives blood
- Who needs blood
- The function of American Red Cross Blood Services
For more information about the Pint Size Hero program:
- To view the program flier CLICK HERE
- Contact program coordinator Nancy Firth at firthN@usa.redcross.org.