American Cross Pint-Size Hero Program

Ben Franklin and Eisenhower Elementary Schools are proud to be participating in the American Red Cross Pint-Size Hero program, which introduces elementary school students to the importance of blood donation. The program offers our school an activity that is not only fun, but also educational and gives our students a chance to support our community.

 The Pint-Size Hero program teaches students about the function of blood in our bodies, the different components of blood and the importance of blood donation. Students are then asked to recruit individuals to donate at our school’s upcoming blood drive. The Red Cross believes that we will help create a future generation of blood donors by getting students involved at an early age, and we share their vision.

 Students will take part in a Pint-Size Hero educational presentation at school and will receive a letter requesting parents, family members and other adults to donate blood on their behalf. The letter will include a donor appointment request form for those interested in donating to complete and return to school with their student.

 Each student who recruits at least one person to come out to donate at the blood drive will be recognized as a Pint-Size Hero and will receive a fun appreciation item from the Red Cross. We want our students to know how important they are and about their impact on their community. This experience will be a fun way to engage our students, and the best part is knowing they are helping save lives!


Below is the information for our school’s upcoming blood drive.


Ben Franklin and Eisenhower Blood Drive

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 5:30pm

Ben Franklin Gymnasium, 95 Ben Franklin Road South, Indiana, PA 15701

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, contact Kerri Schweissing at 412-266-6741.

Please support our students and school by donating blood, recruiting blood donors or volunteering at the blood drive.