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Pint Size Heroes

 
 

The American Red Cross youth program offers an opportunity for elementary and middle school students to participate in hosting a Red Cross blood drive at your school. It is a great classroom or school activity that is fun, educational and supports the community!

Pint Size Hero Program for Elementary Schools
The Pint-Size Hero Program begins with teaching students the importance of giving blood using educational presentations and materials. Afterwards students are asked to recruit their family, friends and neighbors to donate at their school’s upcoming blood drive. Students may also have the opportunity to assist with the actual blood drive, as determined by you and your Red Cross representative.

 

Future Blood Donor Program for Middle Schools
The Future Blood Donor Program begins with teaching students the importance of giving blood using educational presentations and materials. Afterwards students are asked to recruit their family, friends and neighbors to donate at their school’s upcoming blood drive. Students may also have the opportunity to assist with the actual blood drive, as determined by you and your Red Cross representative. The Red Cross believes by getting youth involved in blood donation from an early age, a future lifelong blood donation habit will be formed, creating a new generation of blood donors to help patients in need.

 

Educational Value:

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 programs teach 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 these programs: 
       -     Visit:  http://www.redcrossblood.org/youthresources 
       -          Contact program coordinator Nancy Firth at Nancy.Firth@redcross.org.   
 

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