URGENT NEED: We have an urgent need to replenish our supply of Type O-negative red blood cells. Multiple victims of a trauma are being treated at a hospital that receives blood components from our Blood Center. Blood is available for patient care but we must now replace a high volume of units used in the trauma. O-negative donors, please schedule an appointment for donation as soon as possible by calling (800) 747-5401 or via our online scheduling system

Through our Youth Education Programs, we provide resources to teach students about the biology of blood, the Blood Center’s role in the community and the importance of blood donation. We believe community outreach through the schools is an important part of educating the next generation of volunteer blood donors. 

Our classroom presentation materials are available for instructors to use in their classrooms or be presented by a trained youth educator. We have developed a slide show presentation, teacher’s guide and activities that include information about blood, blood components, blood type compatibility, and the donation process. We can also blood type students at your event, with parental consent.blood center employee blood typing student

We offer these materials to schools within our service region. Our objective is to use the power of education to dispel myths and fears about blood and the donation process. By doing so this encourages young people to support the Blood Center as donors when they become eligible to give blood.

To request a copy of our classroom presentation and teacher's guide, or to ask a question about using these materials, please fill out the form below. Thank you!

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