Lifesaving Blood Drive at Minnesauke

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Minnesauke Elementary School sixth-graders recently helped to put a dent in the national blood shortage by coordinating a blood drive at their school in November.

Prior to the drive, the students spoke with representatives from the New York Blood Center and learned about blood donation. The conversations were connected to the students’ science curriculum and focused on the components of blood, how it circulates in the body and who makes an ideal blood donor.

During the event, the students volunteered as “little doctors,” assisting donors with filling out their paperwork and serving post-donation drinks and snacks.  

As a result of the outpouring of support, Minnesauke collected a total of 36 pints of blood to assist those who may need it in an emergency or for people who require long-term treatment.