We are prepared and ready to treat patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, the condition caused by the coronavirus that first appeared in late 2019. Our clinical team has been specially trained on how to identify, isolate and treat patients with this and other contagious illnesses. However, for perspective, our bigger threat in the Rocky Mountain region is seasonal influenza – and it's not too late to get your flu vaccine. If you have questions, please contact your child's doctor or call our ParentSmart Healthline™ at 720-777-0123.
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 convenient urgent care locations.
Before donating blood, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy meal at least four hours before donating. When you check in at Children's Hospital Colorado Blood Donor Center, you will be asked a series of confidential health question.
Your blood pressure, temperature, hemoglobin and weight will be checked. The actual donation only takes about 8 to 10 minutes. Only sterile, disposable needles and equipment are used.
After donating we recommend you relax for a few minutes, enjoy a light snack and drink extra fluids for the following 48 hours. Avoid hazardous activity the day of donation such as heavy lifting or climbing ladders. Eat a well-balanced meal with iron-rich foods such as iron-fortified breads and cereals, spinach, peas, dates, raisins, nuts and juices.
To ensure a safe blood supply, the Blood Donor Center tests every unit of blood collected. Each time you donate, your blood is tested for blood type, hepatitis, HIV, syphilis and other infectious diseases.
Blood Donor Center Phone: 720-777-5398 Fax: 720-777-7255