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.
All Gallon Grad members who reach the one gallon milestone by their high school graduation will receive a Gallon Grad Certificate of Achievement and a One Gallon Pin. You can add this to the list of achievements on your resume and college application, too. What a great feeling to end your high school years knowing that you have helped save countless lives in your community!
Sign Up Today
It’s simple to join. Just send us the attached enrollment card and we will add you to the list of Gallon Grad members. If you would like to sign up today, please fill out our Gallon Grad Online Enrollment Form. For more information about the Gallon Grad Award Program, contact the Donor Recruitment Department at 816.753.4040.
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 - $1000 are available, depending on the total # 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.