The Baldwin Elementary 5th Grade Junior Girl Scout Troop #42513 will be teaming up with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and the American Red Cross at a blood drive on April 26, 2013. The drive is scheduled from 1pm to 6:45 p.m. The Girl Scouts will be earning a blood drive /service project badge while completing a course by the American Red Cross called the “Pint Sized Heroes Program”.
This program encourages children who are not yet old enough to donate blood to learn about the importance of donating blood and teaching them about blood donation process while cultivating them, their friends and their families into beginning a lifelong habit of donating blood. Only 38% of eligible donors regularly give blood. There is currently no substitution for life saving blood. These students will get a hands on lesson in how blood donation saves lives.The program focuses on using age appropriate materials to teach:
- Facts about blood and how it is used.
- The function of the American Red Cross and other blood services organizations locally, nationally and worldwide.
- Who gives blood.
- Who receives blood.Please support the program and the Rochester Community - schedule your donation appointment today – by doing so you are showing the next generation of adults the importance of blood donation. The girls will be working the canteen, registration and “Why I’m a donor” photo booth from 4-7 p.m.
Blood supplies in our area as still at critical low levels due to tough winter circumstances this first quarter. Please think about making an appointment and also encouraging a friend to make an appointment at this blood drive.Appointments can be made by calling Stephanie at 248-652-8399 or by going online to www.redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code “stphilip”.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church is located at 100 Romeo Rd. across from the DQ and 7-11 in historic downtown Rochester.