Children's Colorado has temporarily limited appointments and closed select locations to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. We've also updated our visitation restrictions to keep our patients and team members safe.
If you're concerned that you or your child may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do NOT visit an emergency or urgent care location. Instead, call your doctor or our free ParentSmart Healthline at 720-777-0123 for guidance.
In life-threatening emergencies, find the emergency room location nearest you. For non-life-threatening medical needs when your pediatrician is unavailable, visit one of our urgent care locations.
Safely donate blood and platelets during the coronavirus outbreak
Our Blood Donor Center needs your help. We are asking our community to help us ensure we can continue to meet the transfusion needs of our patients. If you're able to donate blood or platelets, please call 720-777-5398 to be screened over the phone and to schedule an appointment.
Keeping donors safe is our top priority
We are proactively taking precautions to prevent exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) such as: disinfecting all shared surfaces in between donors, screening all donors and technicians, spacing chairs 6 feet apart and providing food sealed in individual packages.
Donating blood is allowed during stay-at-home orders
The stay-at-home (also called shelter-in-place) order has caused more cancellations, and it’s important for healthy potential donors to know that blood donation is an essential function. It is allowed under the Governor’s order, just like exercising in the park or walking your dog.
In preparation for your blood donation at Children’s Colorado in Aurora:
We will provide donors with a safe passage letter when you make your appointment.
Keep this letter with you. We have not heard that authorities will be stopping people to question whether they should be traveling, but if this changes and you are stopped, you will be ready. Just show the letter to any enforcement officer.
Blood donation does not cost money and requires little time. It does, however, make a big difference.
Children's Colorado has devoted volunteers who donate blood on a regular basis. Unfortunately, we can still run short during times of crisis or with children that have a very specific need. Help us maintain a steady supply of the wide range of blood products that kids need.
Directed blood donations are not accepted unless approved by a Transfusion Medicine Physician under rare circumstances, such as patients with extremely rare blood types. We still welcome your blood donation which will be made available to any child in need and helps to replace units transfused to our patients.