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Be a hero to your neighborhood! Give blood. Save lives.
Did you know one blood donation could save three lives?
When you give blood at UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center, the blood supplies multiple hospitals in northern Colorado: Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Greeley Hospital and Longs Peak Hospital.
Are you blood type A? B? Maybe AB or O? It doesn’t matter what blood type you are (or if you even know your blood type).
All types of blood are valuable, and all can help save lives.
Blood donor eligibility
To donate blood, a person must be at least 18 years old (or 17 with a parent’s permission) and show photo identification. New blood donors must weigh at least 120 pounds and be in good health. Prior donors must weigh at least 110 pounds with no complications during previous donations.
If you were instructed by your doctor to donate for your health, please contact the Donor Center at the number above.
Apheresis (ay-fur-ee-sis) is a special kind of blood donation. We use an automated process that lets a donor give blood, and then separates the whole blood into its 3 basic parts: platelets, red cells and plasma. Each of these components is a valuable part of many health treatments.
During apheresis donation, we only keep the specific part of the blood that is needed. The rest of your blood is then safely and comfortably returned to you.
Your donation at Garth Englund
Host a mobile blood drive
Over 80% of UCHealth blood products are the direct result of community-hosted blood drives.
Among the many organizations who have hosted a mobile blood drive are Hewlett Packard, Intel, and Colorado State University. Their willingness to host a blood drive contributed significantly to the patient care successes of our hospitals.