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LifeSouth's Donation Generation Curriculum

LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation Education Program

LifeSouth’s Donation Generation program educates school-aged children on the science behind donation through hands-on interactive elements as well as the social responsibility of donation. The curriculum is straightforward, easy to teach in one class period and works with your state standards.

The program is able to teach students about the function of blood in our bodies, how it is replenished, the function and tasks of organs and organ systems, what happens if these life sources are not able to do their normal operation and the resources available to help others in need. The benefits of this program in your classroom are the hands-on activities used to teach the kids about blood and the organs in the body. These activities supplement what is already being taught in the classroom and aid in the child’s knowledge and retention of this material.

For information on how to bring LifeSouth’s Donation Generation program to a classroom near you, please contact Brite Whitaker at 352.224.1728 or bbwhitaker@lifesouth.org.

The program offers structured educational materials and curricula for different grade levels:

Grades K-2

Grades K-2 Overview

The Five Points of Life Foundation, a program of LifeSouth, was created to bring awareness to the five ways one can share life with others. By teaching school age children about the science behind these lifesaving donations, we hope to create a Donation Generation. Imagine a world where there is enough blood and there are no wait lists for organs, tissue, and precious stem cells from marrow and cord blood.

By focusing on the life sciences curriculum, LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation program is able to teach students the following:

  • The four components of blood (K-2)
  • The basic function of blood (K-2)
  • Becoming acquainted to blood donation and its purpose (K-2)

Classroom Resources:

K-2 Curriculum Overview – Florida

K-2 Curriculum Overview – Georgia

K-2 Curriculum Overview – Alabama

Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5 Overview

LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation curriculum was developed to educate school age children about the science behind these lifesaving donations. It is our hope to create a Donation Generation. Imagine a world where there is enough blood and there are no wait lists for organs, tissue, and precious stem cells from marrow and cord blood.

LifeSouth’s Five Points of Life Foundation was also established to further the mission to bring awareness to the five ways one can share life with others.

By focusing on the life sciences curriculum, LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation program is able to teach students the following:

  • The function of blood in our bodies (3-5)
  • How blood is replenished (3-5)
  • The function and tasks of organs and organ systems (3-5)
  • What happens when life sources don’t properly function (3-5)
  • Resources available to help others in need (3-5)

Classroom Resources:

3-5 Curriculum Overview – Florida

3-5 Curriculum Overview – Georgia

3-5 Curriculum Overview – Alabama

Middle School

Middle School Overview

LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation curriculum was developed to educate school age children about the science behind these lifesaving donations. It is our hope to create a Donation Generation. Imagine a world where there is enough blood and there are no wait lists for organs, tissue, and precious stem cells from marrow and cord blood.

LifeSouth’s Five Points of Life Foundation was also established to further the mission to bring awareness to the five ways one can share life with others.

By focusing on the life sciences curriculum, LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation program is able to teach students about the function of blood in our bodies, how it is replenished, the function and tasks of organs and organ systems, what happens if these life sources are not able to do their normal operation and resources available to help others in need all in alignment with what is being taught in the classroom regarding our bodies and how they work.

The benefits of this program in your classroom are the hands-on activities used to teach the kids about blood and the organs in the body. These activities supplement what is already being taught in the classroom and aid in the child’s knowledge and retention of this material.

Classroom Resources:

Middle School Curriculum Overview – Florida

Middle School Curriculum Overview – Georgia

Middle School Curriculum Overview – Alabama

High School

High School Overview

LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation curriculum was developed to educate school age children about the science behind these lifesaving donations. It is our hope to create a Donation Generation. Imagine a world where there is enough blood and there are no wait lists for organs, tissue, and precious stem cells from marrow and cord blood.

LifeSouth’s Five Points of Life Foundation was also established to further the mission to bring awareness to the five ways one can share life with others.

LifeSouth understands the value of the teacher’s face time with his or her students.  This program was put together by a former teacher with the understanding of the need for a program that aides the teacher in the relay of the information being taught in the classroom.  LifeSouth prides itself in the supplementation of what is being taught in the classroom by focusing on the science curriculum taught in Life Science and Health Science classrooms. LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation program teaches about the function of blood and organ systems; discusses the function of bone marrow and cord blood along with the issues surrounding stem cell therapy; and illnesses that can be cured through the 5 donation procedures. LifeSouth’s I am the Donation Generation education program also provides an ABO typing lab that teaches students about antigens and antibodies that determine our blood type.

The benefits of this program in your classroom are the hands-on activities used to teach the kids about blood and the organs in the body.  These activities provide an opportunity for high school students to experience the material learned in the classroom in a new way and therefore giving the students additional opportunity to absorb the content. 

Classroom Resources:

High School Curriculum Overview – Florida

High School Curriculum Overview – Georgia

High School Curriculum Overview – Alabama