Of course you’re surviving high school. You’re strong, creative, compassionate and ready to take on anything (including an impending zombie invasion?). The truth is Carter BloodCare couldn’t be prouder of the work our gr8 students contribute toward a strong community blood supply. Your desire to make a difference in this world is obvious – and for that we applaud you. We also offer new opportunities to leave your mark!
Give blood! Honestly, nothing looks better on a college app than “saving lives!” If you are 16 or older, weigh more than 110 lbs (tell the truth!) and are in good health, you can give at your high school drive, a church drive – or a donor center near you. All you need is a photo ID. If you’re 16, you’ll need signed parental consent.
Another way to make a difference is through our Great Leaders Initiative, a one-day workshop that teaches high school leaders how to inspire others to save lives. The day-long conference includes dynamic speakers, tours of our facilities, plenty of blood banking information, games, raffles, lunch and lots of fun. (Did we mention lunch?) It also looks great on a college application.
The Red Cord Program is another opportunity for anyone wanting to impact the community. Schools who hold two or more drives a year qualify, and at those schools, all seniors who give blood twice during the school year will receive a red honor cord during graduation. It’s well-deserved recognition for you – also a great way to remind a captive audience of the importance of giving blood!
Now for a small but important health fact: Did you know your cholesterol level is a real number than can have a real impact on your health and your future? If your number is too high, it could lead to problems like heart disease. So we’re offering high school students a Reality Check, which is a high school health program that encourages students to check their cholesterol every time they give blood. It also offers great ways to keep cholesterol down – and maintain general good health!
Thanks for your interest, keep up the good work — and watch out for zombies!