Published: March 22, 2024

Staff Council, Vitalant and The Rec Logo

Spring is a season of transformation and the CU Boulder community along with longtime partner Vitalant have the ability to transform lives in local area hospitals by spending a short period of time donating blood. Each donation has the power to save lives, providing crucial support to patients undergoing surgeries, battling illnesses, or facing emergencies right in our communities. By participating in the Blood Drive, we reaffirm our commitment to the well-being of others and strengthen the bonds that unite us as a community. Athletics will be giving away 2 tickets to the CU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Oregon on April 26th for those who donate. 

Where: Student Recreation Center, Ice Rink Overlook 


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 last three blood drives CU exceed all the drives goals regarding total donations and have been able to save thousands of lives and Staff Council believes that Buffs again will rise to challenge of exceeding our April goals of sixty units for each day the drive occurs on campus. 

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. 

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, please contact Staff Council. 

This April, 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 April 9, 10 and 11, 2024. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of so many community members.