Children's Hospital Colorado


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our mobile blood drives are on hold for the rest of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will update this page when we can resume mobile blood drives.

Learn how to donate blood in our Blood Donor Center on Anschutz Medical Campus.

Give Blood & Mobile Blood Drives

Giving blood at Children's Colorado, Aurora or hosting a mobile blood drive is a simple, impactful way to help kids in need at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

 

What to expect when giving blood

 

We collect blood using sterile needles and equipment to protect donors and patients. The process takes about 30-45 minutes from start to finish with the actual blood draw lasting 8-10 minutes. A typical blood donation is 450 milliliters, or about 1 pint.

Learn more about what to expect when donating blood.

 

Are You Eligible To Donate?

  • In the past 3 months, I have traveled out of the U.S or Canada
  • I have received a tattoo and/or piercing in the last 3 months
  • I am currently taking antibiotics
  • I have received a shingles shot in the last 4 weeks
  • I weigh less than 110 pounds
  • I am under 18 years old
  • I am a healthcare worker
  • I have received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 14 days
  • I have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • I am currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or feeling unwell

 

If your answer is "yes" to any of the above statements, please call (720) 777-5398 to review your eligibility.

 

If in the past 14 days you have been in close contact with anyone either suspected of or confirmed as having COVID-19, please call (720) 777 -5398 to confirm your eligibility.

 

Please DO NOT DONATE if you are currently ill with symptoms of COVID-19. Click HERE to learn about COVID-19 and to view The Colorado Department of Health's COVID-19 symptoms list.

 

Give Blood at Children's Colorado, Aurora

 

While our mobile program is on hold due to COVID-19, we are greatly reliant on donors coming to Children's Colorado, Aurora to give blood. We are located at 13123 East 16th Ave., Aurora CO 80045 (MAP).

 

Please click on a link below to give blood at Children's Colorado!

Thursday January 14 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Friday January 15 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Holiday Heroes | Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Monday January 18 Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Tuesday January 19 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Thursday January 21 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Friday January 22 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Monday January 25 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Tuesday January 26 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Thursday January 28 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Friday January 29 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Monday February 1 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Tuesday February 2 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Thursday February 4 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Friday February 5 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Monday February 8 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Tuesday February 9 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Thursday February 11 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Friday February 12 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

Monday February 15 | Children's Colorado Blood Drive

 

Children's Colorado Mobile Blood Drive Program

Note: Our Mobile Blood Drive Program is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how to donate blood at Children's Colorado.

 

Hosting a mobile blood drive is a wonderful way to help ensure that we are able to meet the transfusion needs of the kids here at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  The Blood Donor Center provides about 95% of the blood products needed for the over 14,000 transfusions performed at Children’s Colorado each year.  Our mobile program collects about 65% of that blood!

 

You have two options for hosting

 

  1. Our self-contained Bloodmobile – Our Mobile Bloodmobile is approximately 40 ft. in length and will take up at least 6 parking spaces.
  2. Inside your organization in a conference space. (We will need a space at least 1000 square feet). It is important that we have enough room for all the equipment and to allow privacy during our donor screenings. Confidentiality is essential.

 

We can accommodate up to 32 donors Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 8:30AM to 12:15PM.

When we collect blood, we do it in a safe and sterile manner.

We usually collect 450 ml or about 1 pint of blood, which takes about 30-45 minutes.

To learn more about hosting a mobile blood drive, contact our Donor Resource Coordinator at 720-777-5365 or donate4kids@childrenscolorado.org.