Gallon Grad Program


High school blood donors are extremely important in supporting the needs of local hospitals and patients. In fact, high school blood donors account for as much as 10% of The Community Blood Center’s overall blood donations.

So what is the Gallon Grad program? In short, it’s both the first step in creating a life-long passion for blood donation and an opportunity to reward high school students who play a critical role in supporting their local community.


The Gallon Grad program is available to students enrolled at one of our partner high schools. Gallon Grad students must complete two of the following requirements over the course of their high school career (students may complete the recruit or host requirement twice):

Donate blood at least three times
Volunteer for a minimum of five hours
Recruit a minimum of five new donors*
Host a blood drive

*new donors are defined as haven’t donated in two years 

Why should you join the Gallon Grad program?

High school students join Gallon Grad as a way to give back to their community through donating, volunteering or encouraging others to donate. Supporting blood donation directly impacts local patients in local hospitals and is a great way for students to engage in the community in support of an important cause.

What do you receive if you complete the Gallon Grad requirements?

In addition to the satisfaction of saving lives, those who complete the program will receive:

  • A distinctive cord to wear at their high school graduation
  • A certificate recognizing their achievement as a Gallon Grad
  • Recognition at their high school awards ceremony

How do I join the Gallon Grad program?

It’s easy! All you need to do to join is visit our Gallon Grad portal page, create a profile and begin logging your achievements!

Ready to get started? 

Visit the Gallon Grad Portal

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section.