Honors Cord Program

Our community blood supply is significantly impacted by the schools that host blood drives. More than 27,000 units of blood have been donated. This represents 22% of the yearly total blood collected by your community blood center.


What is the Honors Cord Program?

  • A program designed specifically to acknowledge and honor the students who are making significant contributions to our community
  • All high school students who are eligible to donate can participate in the Honors Cord Program. 
  • At their graduation awards ceremony, STBTC will award one red honor cord to each senior who has given blood six times in their lifetime.

Why would you want to be a Honor Cord Honoree?

  • 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. Being able to donate blood is a rite of passage from the free-spirited teen years to becoming an adult and demonstrating the commitment to community and social responsibility.
  • Inspiration. Students that participate in the Honors Cord Program will inspire their peers and other young adults to donate in the future.

How does the Honors Cord Program work?

STBTC will provide chairpersons with a list of student donors who have donated six times and qualify for their honors cord.

Chairpersons will review the list, verify seniors and return it to STBTC before scheduled date of senior awards ceremony or graduation program.
The cord will be provided before your awards event or graduation. If requested, STBTC will have a representative available to present the Honors Cord to the students.