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How to donate blood and plasma

Roadrunners are encouraged to consider donating.

By Steve Monaco

April 8, 2020

Hands of nursing studentThe COVID-19 pandemic has increased metro Denver’s need for blood donations. Roadrunners who are healthy and able to donate blood or plasma are encouraged to consider donating through the organizations listed below.

Roadrunners who have received a positive COVID-19 lab result and have fully recovered may also donate plasma to help others who are struggling with COVID-19 symptoms and complications. Prospective donors must confirm their ability to donate with the donation organizations listed below.


Vitalant strongly recommends that healthy donors schedule a donation to help the organization better serve donors and appropriately manage the blood supply. Please call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or visit the website to schedule a donation.


Blood donations: The Red Cross anticipates opening more new donation sites soon, and donors are encouraged to visit the Red Cross website for more information. To support social distancing, appointments are required.

Plasma donations: The Red Cross is also seeking people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 and may be able to donate plasma to help current patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections, or those judged by a health care provider to be at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease. Please visit the Red Cross plasma-donation website for more information.


Find more information on blood and plasma donation locations in metro Denver.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Metropolitan State University of Denver COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage.

For testing information, please visit the Health Center at Auraria website.

Topics: Health, Health Center at Auraria, Safety

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