Giving Back

Recognition

Even the most prolific donor at CBC begins by giving a single pint of blood. What sets them apart is their relentless dedication to giving frequently over time.

Red Cord Honor Program

Students who register to donate blood three or more times during their high school career earn a Red Cord to wear during graduation events. Seniors must complete the requirement by May 15 (or by the date of their school's final blood drive of the year, whichever is later).  

  • The program recognizes students for their desire and commitment to providing life-saving donations and bolstering the community blood supply.  
  • Students can qualify by donating at their participating high school blood drive, any CBC community blood drive, or at any CBC branch location
  • Students 17 years of age and older (and age 16 with signed parental consent) are enrolled in the program when they register to donate blood at their participating high school blood drive.
  • Donating blood is an opportunity for teens to volunteer and make a substantial contribution to the community.
Red Honor Cord recipient Austin Pence

Donor for Life

  • "Donor for Life" is a Community Blood Center recognition program honoring and encouraging whole blood and apheresis donors who embark on a lifelong journey of helping save lives.
  • At significant milestone blood donations along the way these donors receive a small gift celebrating their achievement and thanking them for their dedication.
  • DFL gifts include: the 5 LTD t-shirt; window clings at every decade donation; 25 LTD long-sleeve t-shirt; 100 LTD jacket; special window cling for 300+ and beyond.
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Leading the Way Lifesaving Ambassadors Club

The Leading the Way Lifesaving Ambassadors Club is a recognition program honoring sponsor groups for the frequency of their mobile blood drives and for outstanding performance in reaching collections goals.  CBC presents a Leading the Way plaque to winning sponsors on an annual basis. The award is based on three levels of performance:

  • Platinum Partner - Awarded for sponsoring a minimum of six blood drives per year with an average of 95% of the collection goals.
  • Gold Partner - Awarded for sponsoring a minimum of four blood drives per year with an average of 95% of the collection goals.
  • Silver Partner - Awarded for sponsoring a minimum of two blood drives per year with an average of 90% of the collection goals.