The College Gallon Grad program is a way to honor local students in higher education who donate eight times while enrolled at a local university or college before graduating. After the eighth donation, the donor is presented with a red cord. The red cord can be worn at graduation, if approved by the registrar’s office organizing the graduation ceremony the student will be attending.
A “qualified donation” is either a whole-blood or platelet donation made by the student. Donations made prior to enrollment, in high school, and/or by another donor in honor of a student do not qualify. Student donors must meet all regular donor qualifications.
Please fill out this form if you're interested in participating in this program.
Visit the UIHC DeGowin Blood Center to sign up for an appointment.