Number of Participants: 5
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $169
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: October 29, 2018
In preparation for the annual blood drive on Nov. 1, students at East Lake Elementary School in the Massapequa School District learned about the New York Blood Center’s Little Doctors program, so they could do their part to help.
Representatives from the blood center visited the school on Oct. 26 and talked to students about the requirements for giving blood and the importance of doing so. Because the students are not 16, which is the youngest age someone can give blood with parental consent, they learned other ways to help. The youngsters were encouraged to ask adults they know to donate at the PTA-sponsored blood drive, and also sign up to be helpers. The “little doctors” assist at blood drives by providing refreshments to the donors.
“You can be our little superheroes,” donor relations associate Courtney Cahill told the students. “The Little Doctors program is a great way to be part of the blood drive and help us save lives.”