High School Blood Drives


Minimum Requirements to Donate Blood:

Before the Blood Drive:

  • Make sure you bring an ID with you (i.e. Student ID, Driver’s License, or Donor Card).
  • Make sure you have had a good meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.
  • Make sure your coach says its okay to donate on the day of a game or event.

Important Information!

  • Relax in the canteen; eat and drink before leaving!
  • Resume normal activities after 30 minutes, and avoid heavy lifting for 24 hours.
  • Eat well and drink extra fluids to help replace the volume you donated.
  • Keep the bandage on for a few hours.
  • If you have any bleeding, apply firm pressure to the site and raise your arm above your heart for 5-10 minutes.
  • DO NOT smoke for at least 30 minutes after donation.
  • Having proper iron levels are very important. If your iron levels are low, please take a look at our Iron Rich Food Pamphlet.

Setting up a High School Blood Drive

  1. Start at our Blood Drive Timeline to see where to start.
  2. Schedule your date (scheduling must be at least 2 months in advance)
  3. Start advertising and planning (related files are available below)