|Academic Blood Challenge (ABC)
High School Program
Hosting a high school blood drive offers students the opportunity to engage in community service and build class spirit, while it provides education on the importance of donating blood and the impact students can have on saving lives in their community.
High school students, who can donate at age 17 (16 in New York with a parental consent form), are a steady source of first-time donors. They play an important role in ensuring an adequate blood supply now and in the future. At the end of each school year, the achievements of those schools who participate in the Academic Blood Challenge will be reviewed and the three schools with the highest number of registered donors based on class size will be chosen as the challenge winners. Students from the top three schools will receive free admission to attend Mountain Creek Waterpark’s “High School Blood Donor Day.” All students will be invited to a day of fun, compliments of the waterpark. In addition, the winners will receive an award to display at their schools.
For more information on this program, please contact Christian Todd at 201-705-1649.
Scholarship Program for NJ High Schools
Your top high school chairperson may be eligible for a $1000 scholarship. Organizing, planning and implementing a blood drive is one of the most exciting and challenging learning experiences available for student leaders. Encourage students to become involved in your school’s efforts this year and help that special student leader win this prestigious award.