URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DONORS - Low supply of type O red blood cells, AB plasma and Convalescent PlasmaBlood donation is safe and essential!  Recent changes to donor eligibility criteria may allow more to give. Please fill out the deferral/eligibility inquiry form if you have questions.

Potential donors who have received the COVID-19 vaccination are eligible to donate all blood products, including convalescent plasma with the following criteria.

Click here for our response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) including information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on blood donation being permitted during Stay at Home directives. Click here for care provider and self-referrals for convalescent plasma donors for those that had a positive molecular test (also called PCR or polymerase chain reaction) and are fully recovered from COVID-19.  Email or call 833-610-1025 with questions.

Your support of blood donation directly impacts local hospital patients in a life changing way. In recognition of your achievement, students who complete the Student Impact Award Program will receive:

  • Graduation cord*
  • Recognition at your awards night*
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Satisfaction and pride for helping save lives

*Subject to approval by your school’s administration

How to Earn

Students must complete one of the following requirements over the course of their high school career:


Donate blood at least eight times*
Donations must be completed; deferrals will not count towards your award. 


Recruit eight first time or lapsed donors*
Recruits cannot be other high school students at a high school drive. To qualify as lapsed, your donor must have not donated with our organization for at least 18 months. 


Serve on planning committee for four separate school blood drives 
We will verify involvement with your drive coordinators. 


Host a 10+ unit blood drive independent from your school 
Drive can occur at a community location OR at one of our Donor Center locations but must be independent from your school drive. Email impact@mvbrc.org with questions and to get started with a Blood Center Representative today. 

*Students may combine personal donations and recruited first time donors to earn their award, provided the total number of donations equals eight.

Submitting your Participation

Students must submit a form for every donation, recruited donor, volunteered drive, or hosted drive to receive credit for their award.


We will email you within one week to confirm if your submission was approved and an update on your progress towards your award.


We want to help. You can view our frequently asked questions below and email us at IMPACT@mvrbc.org with any additional questions.