Published: Oct. 24, 2023

Staff Council, The Rec and Vitalant Logos

Where: Student Recreation Center, Ice Rink Overlook
When: November 14, 15, 16, 2023. 
Time: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kick off the season of giving with the gift of life on November 14th through 16th, 2023. CU Boulder Staff Council and Vitalant are providing staff, students, faculty, and community members an opportunity to make a significant impact in the Boulder area by donating blood that goes to local area hospitals. 

Play a vital role in saving lives by donating blood without even leaving the beauty of campus. CU Boulder Staff Council is hosting a blood drive at the Student Recreation Center in the Ice Rink Overlook room. 

Time: Appointments are available starting at 10 a.m., and the last appointment is at 2:15 p.m. each day. Walk-in times are available, but if you can, please schedule an appointment using the links in the list below.

Why: Donating blood is a selfless and impactful act of kindness, and each donation can save up to three different lives. Hospitals in the area and medical facilities rely on voluntary blood donors to provide a steady blood supply for medical procedures, surgeries, and emergencies. 

In the September 2023 blood drive, CU exceeded all the drive goals regarding total donations, and the three-day blood drive collected enough blood to save 565 lives! Staff council is challenging the CU community to do even better this November.

How to prepare: 

  • Review eligibility criteria: Donor Eligibility
  • Eat a healthy meal and stay hydrated before your donation appointment
  • Bring a valid photo ID
  • Try and get a good night’s sleep the day before

You can also donate at several other Vitalant locations; just use the code “0248” when making an appointment on the Vitalant website so your donation is attributed to CU.

Staff Council is committed to inclusivity and understands that some may not be eligible to donate. We invite all to be involved in other ways. For more information about volunteering at our events, including but not limited to blood drives, please contact Staff Council

This November, be a part of the CU Boulder Staff Council Blood Drive and come together with others to positively impact the lives of others in our community by donating blood on November 14, 15, and 16, 2023. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of so many community members.