The international division of America’s Blood Centers recently launched a website to connect blood donors with donation sites. The site also includes donor stories and educational resources on blood donation for teachers and the media.
“Although 65 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, just three percent currently do. We need to increase that number dramatically and reach younger and more diverse donors to create a reliable blood supply,” said ABC CEO Kate Fry.
Donating Blood is encouraging educators and communities to work with schools and students to help them understand the importance of donating blood. Vein to Vein is a high school biology education program to help students develop leadership skills and a growing interest in supporting our nation’s blood supply. In addition, help students learn about the importance of becoming lifelong blood donors and what to expect when donating for the very first time.
Learn more about Vein to Vein and Next Generation Science Standards from Ronni McGrath, the Project Education Consultant for Vein to Vein: Click here to watch message from Ronni McGrath