Red Cord Program

This program is designed specifically to acknowledge and honor you—a committed student making contributions to our community. 
Our community blood supply is significantly impacted by the 143 schools that host blood drives. More than 27,000 units have been donated - this represents 18% of the total blood collected yearly by the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC). We are proud to have your support with the Red Cord Honors Program!
How does the Red Cord Program work?
STBTC will provide chairpersons with a list of student donors who have donated six times in their lifetime and qualify for their Red Cord Honor. A chairperson will review the list, verify seniors and return it to us before the scheduled date of your senior awards ceremony. This list will be included in your graduation program. Red Cords will be provided before your awards event or graduation. If requested, a STBTC representative will be made available to present the Red Cord Honor to students.
Why the Red Cord Honors Program?
  • Recognition for saving lives
    • Seniors who have donated six life saving blood products or more have made the difference in the lives of over 18 hospital patients.
  • Rite of Passage
    • Blood donation is a rite of passage. From the free-spirited teen years, to becoming an adult, our Red Cord Senios have demonstrated their commitment to community and social responsibility.
  • Inspiration
    • Students that participate in the Red Cord Honors program will inspire other young adults to donate in the future.
For more information about the Red Cord Honors Program, please contact Donor Recruiting at 210.731.5553.