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High School Luncheon & Training Session – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 

Learn how to make the most out of your blood drives and celebrate your school’s life-saving achievements at our annual Luncheon & Training Session! All schools are invited to join us for a fun-filled day at the ballpark. During the training session, we’ll be sharing tips and tricks to help you and your students make your blood drives a success using interactive games and presentations. The second half of the event will be a luncheon and awards banquet to honors each school for their accomplishments from the previous year and inspires everyone to make their blood drives even bigger and better. The highlight of the event will be the opportunity for students to hear from a blood recipient whose life has been saved by blood donors.

Look for your official invitation to be sent out via email in mid-August. Hope to see you and your students there!


2016-17 Scholarship Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Cassie Riggs of Mountain Pointe High School for being named as the 2016-17 “Spirit of Giving” Scholarship Recipient!

Cassie joined the blood drive committee after being chosen as the Vice President of the Key Club. She displays a true love of helping others and had completed more than 100 hours of community service every year since she has been in high school. Cassie plans to attend the ASU Barrett Honors College at ASU in the fall to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering . “Being a part of a cause that directly contributes to saving lives has been incredible, but one of the most memorable parts of the experience was seeing all different kinds of people coming together to help the community at the blood drive.” 

Congratulations Cassie! We’re proud to have you represent United Blood Services. To learn more about our scholarship program CLICK HERE!

Congratulations To Our Award Winning High Schools! 

The 2016-17 High School Blood Drive Challenge Champions were honored on April 29 at Chase Field during the Arizona Diamondbacks game! Students and staff from all over the state enjoyed a night filled with fun and baseball in recognition of their lifesaving efforts. The Division and top award winning schools had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking on the field during the pre-game ceremony as they were introduced to the crowd.

Our congratulations go out to all our award winners and to all the students and faculty who are finding the hero in themselves and making blood donation a priority in their schools. Thank you on behalf of the thousands of patients you have helped!


For questions about the High School Challenge, please contact Denise Gotcher, Program Coordinator at 480-675-5642 or via email at dgotcher@bloodsystems.org