Introduction to Donation: KS3 and KS4 assembly presentation

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Introduce students to the concept of blood, organ and stem cell donation

Ages: KS3 and KS4 students (ages 11-16) in England

Subjects: PSHE / RSHE

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Aim:  Developed in collaboration with Anthony Nolan and with the support of practising teachers, this assembly presentation explores the general concept of blood, organ and stem cell donation, and raises awareness of the need for more donors in England. The accompanying film is featured below.

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Curriculum links

This resource is linked to the national curriculum in England.

PSHE Association Programme of Study - KS4

Relationship values

R9 - To recognise, clarify and if necessary challenge their own values and understand how their values influence their decisions, goals and behaviours.

Health-related decisions

H14 - About the health services available to people; strategies to become
a confident user of the NHS and other health services.

H15 - The purpose of blood, organ and stem cell donation for individuals
and society.

Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE)

By the end of secondary school, pupils should "know about the science
relating to blood, organ and stem cell donation".



The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and
the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities,
including opportunities to participate in school-based activities.


The different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of
his or her community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in
community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity.

Learning outcomes

After the lesson, students will be able to:​

  • Identify the steps involved in blood, organ and stem cell donation
  • Understand the importance of donation for individuals and for society

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