Educational Programs

In the Classroom

Blood finds its way into the classroom through literature, biology classes and discussions of the circulatory system. Community Blood Center (CBC) offers a unique perspective on the topic of blood to the traditional classroom curriculum.

Why Choose CBC

  • CBC's "Blood 101" Education Program goes directly to the classrooms (pre-school through high school) all across our 15-county region, stimulating young minds with the wonders of blood science, the benefit of blood donations and the life-long value of community service.   
  • Our full-time certified teacher creates a learning environment for students through her classroom presentation and facility tours.  

Pre-K & Elementary Programs

This fun-packed adventure takes the child through the parts of blood. Students learn what color blood is and how it travels through the circulatory system. The students do several activities to stay engaged including making "blood" with Kool-Aid!

To schedule a presentation call 937-461-3453 or email

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"The body sure is amazing"
- Randi Nichols, Graham Elementary, 2nd grade

"My favorite part was all of it"
- Ben, 2nd grade

Middle School Programs

The curriculum is to teach the biology of blood... the red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma as well as the purpose of each component. The students also learn about blood typing and its elements. The classroom presentation includes fun and engaging activities with a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation. The life-long value of community service through blood donation is an important discussion.

To schedule a presentation call 937-461-3453 or email

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"Cris is an absolute joy to have in my classroom! She grabs my students' attention and keeps it throughout her presentation with interesting facts, visual aids, and dynamic personality. Thanks to Ms. Pickle, my students not only learn the importance of blood donations, but many become donors themselves." -  Beth Hale - St. Christopher School 6th grade Science teacher.

"Your information is educational and keeps the kids wanting to learn more."
- Tee Pazitney, Kettering Middle School

"Wow! All the responses for your class were excellent. They love your presentation."
- Caroline, Dayton Christian School Nurse.

High School Programs 

This informational, energetic, engaging presentation answers questions on what to expect when donating blood. Students will learn why there is a need to serve their community and bring critical awareness to blood donations. Our professionally-licensed teacher will help your blood drive organizers recruit donors, prepare them to donate, and help them be successful on blood drive day.

The following is included in every presentation:

  • Interesting blood facts
  • Personal life-saving testimonies
  • How to prepare for a donation
  • Steps in the blood donation process
  • CBC's safe donation practices

To schedule a presentation call 937-461-3453 or email

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"Thanks again for allowing our students to participate in such a great, selfless gesture. Many of the students that started donating here at Covington High School have continued even after graduation. This is great!" -  Dave Tobias - Covington High School

"I believe the presentations are very helpful to students." -  Deb Metzer - Indian Lake High School

"The nurses said that such a low deferral rate is rare! A lot of that success was due to you preparing my students during your visit, so thank you." -  Ellen Westerman - Urbana High School

"It was good. The presenter was enthusiastic and made it interesting."
- Jordan, Vandalia High School Student