At this time, we require both staff and donors to wear a face covering at blood drives or donation centers. Appointments are also strongly recommended.

High School Blood Drive Challenge - ARIZONA


The Arizona High School Blood Drive Challenge helps teens make their mark on the community by supporting blood donation.  Their efforts have grown to make them the largest single donor group in Arizona.  Approximately 1 in every 5 blood transfusions comes from a teen blood donor. Schools across Arizona are responsible for helping Vitalant collect more than 21,000 blood donations every year!

Why should my school participate?

By emphasizing community service and focusing on lifesaving activities, the Challenge is unique among other high school programs.  Students develop leadership skills as they coordinate blood drives at their school.  A healthy dose of competition helps accomplish our life-transforming mission and makes the Challenge fun!  Each school is assigned to one of eight divisions based on the school’s senior class size and geographic location.  A Vitalant Donor Recruitment Representative is there to guide them through the blood drive process.

Program Highlights:

  • Two annual events to prepare students for sucess and thank them for their lifesaving work
  • Student blood drive committees can earn T-shirts, Honor Cords to be worn at graduation and have the opportunty to apply for a $1,000 scholarship
  • Teen blood donors can enter to win a NEW CAR when they give over the summer


Thousands of volunteers blood drive coordinators partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is available for patients who need it. 


Are you ever curious about what makes the trillions of cells coursing through your veins so vital to everyday life? Learn more.