A visit to the local Blood Bank was a great way to follow up our recent study of blood in our Classical Conversations group.
The students had recently learned memory work about the parts of blood as well as the jobs that blood performs. It was great to be able to take them to the Blood donations center to hear about how important blood donation is to saving other people's lives.
We were able to tour the center, watch a video that showed survivors whose lives had been saved through blood donations, and watch as a donor gave plasma and another donor gave blood.
Some of the students thought it was just gross and others were fascinated. I hope the experience sticks with them and that someday they become willing and joyful blood donors of this precious gift of life that God has given us to share.