Partnering to develop the next generation of leaders...and saving lives

Every two seconds someone needs blood—from premature infants to organ transplant recipients, cancer patients to accident victims. And with 16-year-olds eligible to donate (with Parental Consent), young people play a critical role in ensuring that we are able to provide a safe and steady community blood supply. With Nebraska Community Blood Bank—school administrators, faculty advisors, and students alike have an experienced and dedicated partner working to develop the next generation of leaders.

Students are making a life-saving difference

Each year we partner with more than 20 area high schools to help young people begin to build a life-long commitment to community service as blood donors and as leaders in organizing and conducting successful school-sponsored blood drives.

As part of our High School Program, two unique components—Student Scholarships and the High School Blood Drive Workshop—provide education, training, recognition, and financial support to graduating seniors in their post-high school academic pursuits.

Student Scholarships
It’s easy to help your students qualify...

  • Collect a minimum of 50 units of blood at your Nebraska Community Blood Bank blood drives during the school year and earn student scholarships for graduating seniors.
  • Host more blood drives, engage more students in donating blood, and earn more financial awards to distribute among your most deserving students.
  • Host two or more blood drives and we'll help everyone celebrate at the second blood drive with T-shirts!

High School Blood Drive Workshop
The annual High School Blood Drive Workshop is a one-day training and education event that inspires student leaders to give back through community service, enhance their leadership and customer service skills, and play an important role in saving lives through blood donation. They will have an opportunity to:

  • Expand their knowledge of blood—what it is, what it does, and why it is so critical to saving and sustaining lives.
  • Hear from real-life donors and recipients of how blood impacts the lives of others.
  • Collaborate with other students to plan blood drives, generate innovative ideas, and learn from peer-to-peer experiences the importance of working together to “do the right thing!”
  • Generate visibility for their school on social media (Facebook, Twitter).

Save the Date for the 2017 High School Workshop August 31, 2017 from 9 AM to 2 PM.

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