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.

Mobile Blood Drives

Joining or hosting a mobile blood drive is a simple, impactful way to help kids in need at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Donations through our mobile program provide 65% of the blood we need for children in our care.

How our mobile blood drives work

Without our donors, we’d need to purchase blood from donor centers. Your blood donation helps us meet our children’s needs at the lowest cost possible. You can visit one of our scheduled mobile drives or arrange your own.

Our mobile unit is equipped to draw blood from two donors every 15 minutes. Our goal is to serve 28 to 32 donors per blood drive. We can also bring our equipment inside your building for your convenience.

What to expect at our mobile blood drives

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.

Am I eligible to donate blood?

Many people don’t realize they’re eligible to donate blood. Our team thoroughly screens you to make sure it’s safe for you to donate. If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, please call us at 720-777-5398 to review your eligibility.

  • Have you traveled out of the U.S. (excluding Canada) in the past 3 months?
  • Have you received a tattoo and/or piercing in the last 3 months?
  • Are you currently taking antibiotics for an active infection?
  • Do you weigh less than 110 pounds?
  • Are you under 17 years old?
  • Do you currently feel unwell?

If you answer “no” to these questions, you are likely eligible to donate blood.

Host or attend a mobile blood drive

Note: Our mobile blood drives are on hold for the rest of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how to donate blood in our Blood Donor Center.

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

Our mobile blood drive units are available for collections on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.