Organize a Blood Drive

High School/University Drives

Every year over 10,000 students participate in one of our blood drives held at a local high school and/or college campus. Blood drives engage student leaders and educators to come together and participate in a community service project that saves lives, provides leadership opportunities, and promotes teamwork.

Drive Tips

  • Successful blood drives need to have the support of school administration i.e. school principal or faculty advisors, and the involvement of school organizations to promote and organize the event. Organizations such as student council, national honor society, or any club can sponsor a blood drive. 
  • Once a group has been asked to sponsor a blood drive, form a recruitment team. Most teams consist of a group of students in addition to a faculty member. This team of people will help get the word out about the blood drive, via posters, announcements, and social websites. The most effective way to secure an appointment is just personally asking friends. The more people recruiting the easier it is to reach your blood drive goal and make appointments.
  • Double check the date of your blood drive and confirm it doesn't conflict with school breaks, testing, or other major events.
  • CBC encourages schools to schedule blood drives at least a year in advance to secure the best date that coordinates with the school calendar.
  • In order to donate you must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good health. 16-year old donors can give blood with consent from their parents. Ask your school what their policy is about who is able to participate in the blood drive.
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