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.
It’s easy! Sign up at the link below and just donate at least eight times with Community Blood Center 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 local 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.
Gallon Grad Program Sign Up
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 Community Blood Center (CBC) Account Managers and have the potential to earn $200 – $500 per blood drive.
Bloodstock® is a scholarship opportunity for students who demonstrate community service, volunteerism, and leadership through the planning and sponsorship of a community blood drive. Hosting a Bloodstock® blood drive is a win/win opportunity for you and for patients in hospitals that need blood. Not to mention, it looks great on a résumé!
What is required to qualify?
1. Collect the minimum number of units (per drive, if you are hosting more than one qualifying Bloodstock® drive)
- 55+ blood donations = $500
- 45 to 54 blood donations = $300
- 30 to 44 blood donations = $200
2. Work in all areas of the blood drive planning including:
- Finding a venue for the drive
- Recommended locations include churches, community centers, libraries, or one of our 7 Neighborhood Centers.
- Schedule a date for the blood drive with your CBC Account Manager
- Usually, 3 months in advance
- Attend a Planning Meeting with your CBC Account Manager
- Planning meetings usually take place 4-6 weeks prior to the date of the drive and can happen in a place of your choosing
- Stay in contact with your CBC Account Manager during the planning of the drive
- Recruit blood donors
- Attend your blood drive (though you are not required to donate)
3. You must submit the scholarship application within 45 days after the blood drive has been completed. Things to note:
- A mobile drive can take place any day Sunday – Friday, excluding Saturday, and any time within a 7 AM – 6 PM window.
- Blood drives taking place at your high school are not eligible for Bloodstock®.
- You may co-sponsor the drive with another student, but all funds will then be split evenly between sponsoring students.
- Blood drives must be held with CBC in the CBC service area (NE Kansas & NW Missouri) to qualify. Contact Kira Harsh with questions.
Bloodstock Scholarship Program Application
High School Scholarship Program
High Schools that host blood drives in CBC’s service area are eligible for the Community Blood Center High School Scholarship Program.
Administrators may award a scholarship per school year to a student who demonstrates leadership and volunteerism in the organization of the high school blood drive school year. Scholarships in the amount of $500 – $1000 are available, depending on the total number of units collected per academic year at their high school blood drives.
*Blood drives must be held in CBC’s service area (NE Kansas & NW Missouri) to qualify. Contact Kira Harsh with questions and to submit an application.
Little Doctors Program®
CBC’s Little Doctors Program® is the brainchild of Putnam Valley Middle School (NY) 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 Little Doctors Program®, please contact Andrea Boepple, Director, Donor Recruitment.