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High School Heroes Program

High School Heroes Programs

The Blood Center's High School Heroes Program is designed to recognize and celebrate our high school donors and their service to the community through blood donation. If your High School or school organization takes pride in instilling a love for serving their community, leadership, and selfless service to others in it's students, then this may be the perfect program for you!

high school donorTBC's Red Cord Program

Students can earn a Red Cord or lapel pin and Certificate for graduation or other recognition ceremonies by donating blood at least 4 times during their High School Career or 2 times during their Senior year. Donations must be made with The Blood Center at any blood drive or donor center. Red cords or lapel pins may be worn at any school approved ceremony.

High School Heroes Scholarship Program

The Blood Center developed the Life Saving Scholarship program to help recognize school who actively participate with blood drives.

How It WorksTBC High School Heroes scholarship amounts

  • Schools are encouraged to host two blood drives with The Blood Center per year.
  • The Blood Center makes a donation to your school allowing your organization to choose the best candidate(s) for the scholarship.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on the amount of blood collected.
  • School has the final decision on how the scholarship will be used. Scholarships will be presented to the school for distribution.
  • All blood units need to be collected during the current school year. Donations made off campus at any TBC school sponsored blood drive or Donor Center can count towards the final total.


Want to set up a High School Heroes Blood Donor Scholarship with your school's organization? Send an email to BloodDrive@TheBloodCenter.org or call our Donor Resources Department at (504) 592-1596