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Youth Coordinator Resources

The American Red Cross Pint-Size Hero and Future Blood Donor programs offer an opportunity for elementary and middle school students to participate in hosting a lifesaving blood drive. This is a classroom or school activity that is fun, educational and supports the community. A partnership with the Red Cross allows your school to help ensure a safe blood supply for hospital patients. And it helps save lives!

The programs begin with teaching students about how blood is used as medicine and the need for blood donors. Curriculum about blood is included along with an opportunity for an educational presentation by a Red Cross representative. Students are asked to use what they learn to recruit their parents and other adults to donate at your school’s blood drive.

Click on the links below to access educational, donor recruitment and student recognition tools to support your school's blood drive program. Here is an overview with a brief description of the toolkit.

For more information about sponsoring the Pint-Size Hero or Future Blood Donor program at your elementary or middle school,  click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Pint-Size Hero: Elementary Schools (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade)

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Blood Drive Planning and Recruitment Tools
Letter Poster
Tabloid Poster
2-up Bulletin
Table Tent
3-up Stuffer
Letter Poster Spanish
Tabloid Poster Spanish
2-up Bulletin Spanish
Table Tent Spanish
3-up Stuffer Spanish
Parent Letter
Parent Letter in Spanish
Staff Email
Pre-Drive Newsletter
Reminder Postcard
Sticker
Sign-in Sheet
Thank You Letter From Student Template
Post-Drive Newsletter

Web and Social Media Tools
Online Advocacy Guide
Web Banner
Facebook Icon

Lesson Plans
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Overview Materials
Step-by-Step Guide
Toolkit Overview

Classroom Activities
Coloring Pages
Word Search
Maze
Crossword Puzzle
Drink Mix Demonstration
Writing Assignments

Awards and Certificates
Student Certificate
Student Certificate Spanish
Wall of Heroes

Future Blood Donor: Middle Schools (Sixth through Eighth Grade)

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Blood Drive Materials
Letter Poster
Tabloid Poster
2-up Bulletin
Table Tent
3-up Stuffer
Letter Poster Spanish
Tabloid Poster Spanish
2-up Bulletin Spanish
Table Tent Spanish
3-up Stuffer Spanish
Parent Letter
Parent Letter in Spanish
Staff Email
Pre-Drive Newsletter
Reminder Postcard
Sticker
Sign-in Sheet
Thank You Letter From Student Template
Post-Drive Newsletter

Overview Materials
Step-by-Step Guide
Toolkit Overview

Web and Social Media Tools
Online Advocacy Guide
Web Banner
Facebook Icon

Lesson Plans
Grades 6-8

Classroom Activities
Blood Trivia
Word Search
Crossword Puzzle
Drink Mix Demonstration
Writing Assignments

Awards and Certificates
Student Certificate
Student Certificate Spanish
Wall of Heroes