URGENT NEED for ALL DONATIONS & BLOOD TYPES especially Type O, AB and all types for Platelets. Click here to schedule your donation and help spread the wordThere is no deferral for COVID-19 vaccinations currently being administered in the U.S. and donors are not required to show status. Learn more about our donor eligibility and Coronavirus Pandemic Response. Face masks and appointments are required. Same-day appointments can be made, call 800-747-5401.  

We have a new name, ImpactLife, that better reflects our mission. Read more about our evolution here: www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife 

Attention spring 2022 graduates

We will still accept award program enrollment & participation after April 1 and through the graduation season. For forms entered after April 1, your award is not guaranteed to arrive by your ceremony date. We will do our best to send your award in a timely manner (typically within 2 weeks). If you have any questions about the timeline or your award progress, please contact us at your earliest convenience

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

When you join the Student Impact Award Program, you will directly impact people in your community who need blood. It’s a great way to earn volunteer hours & boost future college, scholarship, and career applications. In recognition of your efforts to help save lives, students who complete the program will receive: 

  • Graduation cord * 
  • Awards night recognition * 
  • Certificate of achievement 

* Subject to school approval 

ENROLL TODAY  LOG PARTICIPATION

How to Earn

To receive a Student Impact Award, you must: 

  • Be enrolled at a high school within our service region 
  • Enroll online no later than April 1 of your graduation year 
  • Earn six credits over the course of your high school career, using any combination of the activities in the table below. 
  • Log your activities as they take place to earn credits. 

Earn SIX CREDITS before graduation to earn the award! 

DONATE BLOOD

Short on time but want to make a big difference? Donate blood to change someone’s world in less than an hour. Donations must be completed; deferrals will not count towards your award.

1
CREDIT

RECRUIT NEW OR LAPSED DONOR

Are you an influencer? This is for you. Grab your phone, invite your family, or ask your friends because you can make a difference. To qualify, your recruit must have not donated ever or for the last 2 years.

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CREDIT

VOLUNTEER FOR DRIVE PLANNING

Are you a planner? Put your skills to good cause and help a blood drive in your community succeed. Your voice matters. Eligible activities include: serving on a planning committee, sign up table, contacting donors, providing day of drive logistic support, etc. 

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CREDIT

COORDINATE A BLOOD DRIVE

Do you love center stage? Are you a leader? This is for you. From logistics to the day of drive, plan a blood drive from start to finish. We’ll provide all the tools and support from our experts along the way. Demonstrate your leadership with great pride within our communitySound interesting? Contact us today to get connected with an expert in drive planning. 

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CREDITS


AM I A COORDINATOR OR VOLUNTEER?

To earn recognition for Coordinating a Blood Drive (worth 6 credits towards the award), ALL of the following statements must be true:

  • Student worked directly with an ImpactLife team member to plan a blood drive from start to finish
  • Student worked independently (or with one other individual) to organize the blood drive. Three or more students organizing a blood drive officially counts as a “committee” and each individual student would each earn one credit for their involvement as drive planning volunteers.
  • The blood drive would likely or definitely not occur without the student coordinator’s involvement

Earning coordinator recognition towards this award requires a high level of dedication and leadership. We highly encourage you to email hello@impactlife.org with any questions regarding your level of participation.


Questions? We’re here to help! Call 800-747-5401 or send us an email.
 

AWARD TIMELINE

  • April 1: Deadline to submit your enrollment form 
  • April 15: Completed awards distributed by mail