Blood Drive

Once again, Horizon Elementary has teamed up with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive. The Pint-Size Hero program engages elementary school students, faculty and parents as they host blood drives and participate in an educational program. The program includes classroom activities to support the school’s upcoming blood drive. Students are called upon to recruit donors for the drive and are rewarded for their participation. On June 11, the American Red Cross launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives. Only about 3 out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood. There simply aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need. Yet each day, kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms and new moms with complicated childbirths need lifesaving blood transfusions. To ensure that lifesaving blood products are available when and where they are needed, the Red Cross urges more individuals to roll up a sleeve and give!  There are still 19 spots to be filled at the Horizon Blood Drive on October 15th. Please join us in helping to save lives!