Hope Begins with You

Program Overview

Join the High School Leadership Program and make a difference at your school and in your community by engaging today. Giving blood through the Red Cross is a true service and leadership activity. We are depending on you to be a leader, spread the word and help save lives.

This meaningful reward and recognition program is designed specifically for high school students who are interested in joining the Red Cross Family. Participation is easy – create a profile, log your activities and receive your rewards.



  • 3 blood donations

  • Red Cross Red Cord



  • 3 blood donations and 8 hours of Red Cross service

  • Red Cross Red Cord and a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship



  • 3 blood donations, 8 hours of Red Cross Service, and 5 blood donation referrals

  • Red Cross Red Cord, a recommendation from your local Red Cross executive, and a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship

Special notes:

**Referrals are subject to review and must meet specified criteria outlined on the FAQ page

Students who are interested in hosting blood drives through the Leaders Save Lives Program may qualify for a tier upgrade! Learn more about the program and how to qualify by visiting our Leaders Save Lives site redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.

Join the program today!