Fifth-grade students at recently took part in the New York Blood Center’sblood drive program.
The event, which collected more than 40 pints of blood throughout the day, was sponsored by the which holds several blood drives throughout the school district each year, including three at Mattlin Middle School.
The program encouraged students to get involved in the collection process by greeting donors and assisting them with paperwork. In addition to advertising the event throughout the school and among friends and family, the children made personalized ‘Thank You’ cards for every participant.
The “Little Doctors” program teaches middle school students across the country about the importance of blood donation through hands-on participation in blood drives and lessons about the circulatory system that satisfy science curriculum requirements.