Your Journey to Become a Gallon Grad

Throughout your high school years, you have the unique opportunity to make an impact in your community while partnering with The Community Blood Center (CBC).

By joining the CBC Gallon Grad program you will:

Not only are you supporting patients in your community, but this unique achievement looks great on college, scholarship and future career applications.

  • Be a leader and role model
  • Start a lifelong commitment of blood donation
  • Provide lifesaving blood products to patients in need
  • Be recognized for your achievements at your
    high school graduation
Support You'll Receive:
  • CBC Representative
  • Planning tools
  • Marketing materials
What you get:

Graduation Cord
Gallon Grad Certificate
Awards Night Recognition

What you gain:

The satisfaction of helping save lives
The ability to make a difference
Be a role model


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- Be an enrolled student at a partnering high school
- Students must complete 2 of the 4 requirements, or 1 requirement twice:

  • Donate
  • Volunteer (may not be completed twice)
  • Recruit
  • Host


Donate a minimum of 3 times over the course of your high school career:

  • High school blood drive
  • CBC mobile blood drive
  • CBC Donor Center


Recruit a minimum of 5 new blood donors.

  • Donors must not have donated in the past two years to qualify as “new”.
  • Donor's name must be entered in the Gallon Grad portal.
  • Utilize social media, email, text and word-of-mouth to share the need for new donors!


Volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours:

  • Volunteer opportunities include your blood drive recruitment and planning committee, at a CBC donor center or at a CBC mobile drive where applicable.
  • Must include the name of the school faculty member or CBC employee involved.

4 - HOST

Set up a blood drive, outside of your normal high school drive.

  • Blood drive must collect at least 20 units of blood. A CBC Representative will work with you to customize a personalized recruitment plan and finalize the number of donors needed.