Every school year, students help us sustain the community blood supply by volunteering to host blood drives. And as we approach the start of the new school year, we encourage high school and college students to explore the benefits of hosting a blood drive on their campus!
1. First and Foremost, You’ll Save Lives
About one in seven hospital patients requires a blood transfusion, which means hospitals have a continual need for blood. By hosting a blood drive, you can actually help satisfy that need! And, after your drive, we’ll provide you the statistics on how many lives you potentially saved.
2. It’s a Great Addition to Your Résumé
Whether you’re a high school student preparing to start the college application process, or a college student looking forward to launching your career, hosting blood drives can set you apart from other candidates. For high school seniors, the Carter BloodCare Honor Cord Program offers a graduation cord to recognize students who either make the choice to participate in the life-saving act of blood donation by giving at least two times during their Senior year or for those who are unable to give blood who actively participate as a volunteer on their high school’s blood drive committee. To learn more about our Honor CordProgram click here.
3. It’s a Networking Opportunity
When you sign up to host a blood drive, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the Carter BloodCare team, fellow students at your school, and administrators on campus. You’ll meet new people and make connections that could potentially help you in your future endeavors. Above all else, you might make some new friends!
4. Volunteering Counts Toward Community Service
Since many high school and college students are required to complete service hours to graduate, hosting a blood drive is a meaningful and easy way to receive credit for your hours.
And remember how much it affects the recipients of the blood collected at your drive! To sign up to host a blood drive at your school, email us at BookABloodDrive@CarterBloodCare.org. If you’re not ready to host a drive, you can always support your community by making an appointment to #GiveForLife.