Educational Programs

A Note to Teachers

From Cristina Pickle, Community Blood Center Education Specialist

Dear Educators,

Community Blood Center is proud to give its community a well-rounded education program, providing a curriculum from pre-school through college across our 15-county region, stimulating young minds with the wonders of blood science and the human body. As an educator, I have made sure that the curriculum meets the Ohio standards set by the Ohio State Board. This turnkey science and health curriculum will teach students the following:

  • The unique roles of red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma.
  • Blood's incredible journey through our bodies using sophisticated video microscopy and animation.
  • The importance of community service and the lifesaving nature of blood donation.

I encourage you to include this interdisciplinary science and health program within your district's curriculum.


Cristina Pickle


About Cristina Pickle

Cristina Pickle serves as education specialist for Community Blood Center. She is a certified teacher obtaining her degree in Comprehensive Communications at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She has taught in both public and private schools and received the "Buckeye Award" from the Greater Lakes Interscholastic Press Association for "Outstanding High School Publication" and a national Reader's Digest award for an S.A.D.D awareness campaign.

Ms. Pickle is currently serving as president during her 5th term elected to the school board for Mad River Local Schools in Riverside, Ohio. She has received the "Master Board Member" award from the Ohio School Board Association.

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