The Hero Cord Program

What is The Hero Cord Program?

Students who are active in their high school blood drive committee make a significant difference in the lives of hospital patients and those who love them. They build school spirit today and establish a habit of service that will strengthen their community for many tomorrows. United Blood Services is proud to honor these senior student committee members with a red Hero Cord to be worn with their cap and gown. Students are encouraged to wear their cord during graduation to serve as an outward sign that they have already made a difference in the world.

***Who is eligible to receive a Hero Cord?

SENIOR student committee members at schools that achieve a BRONZE award or higher in the High School Challenge.How do we get our cords? The cords will be delivered to the faculty advisor for the blood drive committee within the first two weeks of May.*

** Some schools have very specific policies about what can be worn during the graduation ceremony. Faculty members are encouraged to check with school administration before allowing students to wear their cords. All qualifying seniors will receive a cord as an acknowledgment of their hard work even if they are unable to wear them during the graduation ceremony.

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

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