Great Grants Program / Great Leaders Initiative

Great Grants Program

The Great Grants program rewards schools that participate in supporting our community blood supply by hosting blood drives.

Carter BloodCare continues this program because we believe high schools are at the forefront of instilling blood donation as a life-long practice in young people. The Great Grants program will award up to 24 participating schools that have met the following criteria within a year’s time, starting on June 1, 2018 and ending on May 24, 2019.


If your school currently hosts Carter BloodCare blood drives:

  • Meet your goal
  • Attend/Host a Great Leaders event
  • Host a minimum of 3 blood drives
    • At least 2 of the drives need to be during the school year and during school hours
  • Automation, if available, will be utilized at all blood drives.

If your school is not currently hosting Carter BloodCare blood drives:

  • Host a minimum of 2 blood drives
  • Achieve the goal(s) established
    • Blood drive goal(s) will be established in conjunction with your Carter BloodCare consultant.
  • Automation, if available, will be utilized at both blood drives.

Carter BloodCare will award Great Grants to public and private high schools based on their UIL school ranking. High schools who meet the eligibility criteria will be entered to win a Great Grant.


Contact us today at BookABloodDrive@carterbloodcare.org to learn more about how your school can #GiveForLife!

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Great Leaders Initiative

Carter BloodCare’s Great Leaders Initiative can help you learn how to inspire others to save lives. Our one-day workshop for area students features dynamic guest speakers, tours of our facilities, information on how blood banking works and what you can do to help. The Great Leaders Initiative will provide your high school’s leadership team with an up-close look at how blood donation and volunteering strengthens communities. The day-long conference may include:
  • Games
  • Raffles
  • Lunch
  • Guest speakers
  • Facility/hospital tours

“This is a great way to build momentum with our high school drives and help create some amazing future leaders. We are looking forward to these events growing every year.”

Tonna Buster

Operations Manager

Carter BloodCare