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PTA's Next Blood Drive A Learning Experience for Kids

Plainview PTA Council's next event is March 13, when "Little Doctors" lend a hand with blood donations.

The 's next blood drive offers a chance for young people to play a role in the vital, ongoing effort to restore the blood supply.

The Mattlin is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, at the Mattlin Middle School cafeteria. The event, which will run 3:30pm- 9:30 pm, began with the 5th graders at participating in a presentation in class on the need for, and uses of,  blood.

The students were given the challenge of trying to get 10 people to pledge to donate at the drive, said , the co-chairwoman of the

Teachers will choose a group of interested students to serve as "Little Doctors," who are given scrubs to wear, greet donors, make thank-you notes for each donor and help donors through the registration process.

"It's my favorite one of the year," said Mack-Savino, who has been a volunteer in Plainview's effort for years. "It is an exciting event for the children and all involved, as well as a learning opportunity about community activism and selfless giving."

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