Donate Blood 

You can help your fellow Coloradans if you’re healthy. Blood supplies are critically low, and we encourage you to give blood or platelets so our patients have the lifesaving blood they need to survive.

  • A single blood donation can help up to three patients.
  • Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Type O is the most needed blood type.
  • Donated blood is needed for people in accidents, people who need emergency surgery, and people with ongoing blood conditions such as hemophilia.
  • Donors age 18 and older who are healthy can donate blood. (Some centers accept donors age 16 and 17 with parental permission.) Donors must undergo usual screenings, and in addition, they will be asked:
    • If they recently traveled to any high-risk areas with COVID-19 outbreaks;
    • If they or anyone close to them has been diagnosed with or is suspected of having a COVID-19 infection;
    • If they have had a fever or any symptoms within the past four weeks.

Donating blood is safe, and blood centers are not considered gatherings.

Urgent: blood donations needed


Front Range Colorado

If you're in the Front Range, find the blood donation center nearest you and call ahead to ensure the center is accepting donations.


Western Colorado

St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction is the blood provider for Western Colorado and Eastern Utah and supplies 19 hospitals.


Call 970-298-2555 or set up an account to donate.


Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn More About the Blood Donation Center