Gallon Grad Program
In recognition of the valuable life-saving contribution students make to our community’s blood supply, the Community Blood Center (CBC) is pleased to offer a Gallon Grad Award Program for high school students. If you donate at least eight (8) times with the Community Blood Center before your high school graduation, you will be eligible to receive the Gallon Grad award. This program is designed to encourage high school students to become lifelong blood donors.
How the Program Works
It’s easy! Just sign up for the program and donate at least eight times prior to your high school graduation. Eight donations are the equivalent of one gallon. We will count all of your donations with CBC both before and after you enroll. You can achieve this goal by donating at your high school blood drives, as well as donating at a local CBC Neighborhood Donation Center or other community blood drives sponsored by the Community Blood Center.
Donors may donate whole blood every 56 days. Double Red Cell donations count as two donations and require a 16 week wait between donations. Platelets may be donated up to 24 times per year and can be done at a local CBC Neighborhood Donation Center.
No need to sign up! All High School students are automatically enrolled in the Gallon Grad Program!
All high school students who reach the one gallon milestone by their high school graduation will help save lives in their community and receive:
- A red cord to wear at their graduation ceremony.
- Certificate of Achievement.
- A Gallon Donor pin.
- A chance to win a laptop!
Meet our 2016 Gallon Grad Laptop Winner, Mason Taylor!
Bloodstock® Scholarship Program
The Bloodstock® Scholarship program encourages and rewards students age 17 – 21 to organize non-school, community blood drives in order to earn scholarships. Students learn valuable marketing, organizational and leadership skills. Students are partnered with CBC Account Managers and have the potential to earn $250 - $500 per blood drive.
High School Scholarship Program
High Schools that host a minimum of two blood drives per academic year are eligible for the Community Blood Center High School Scholarship Program. Administrators may award scholarships to a student who demonstrates leadership and volunteerism in the organization of the high school blood drive. Scholarships in the amount of $250 - $750 are available, depending on the total number of blood drives per academic year and the total donations.
Little Doctors Program®
Little Doctors Program® is the brainchild of Putnam Valley, NY Middle School 6th grade teacher Karen Brothers. Karen knew her students would learn about volunteerism, community service, and the science of blood by organizing community blood drives.
The program is designed for faculty and students at elementary and middle schools. Young students bring creativity and magic to the program, and hundreds of schools across our area are now participating. Little Doctors Program® is an ideal partnership with science curriculum requirements for grades 5-8.
For more information on the Bloodstock® Scholarship Program, High School Scholarship Program and Little Doctors Program®, please contact Chelsea Tibbetts, Assistant Director, Donor Recruitment.