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United Way’s COVID-19 Response: Recurring Blood Drive

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

United Way’s COVID-19 Response: Recurring Blood Drive

[Local/One-Time/Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity]

The United Way of Larimer County is partners with UC Health to host monthly blood drives as a COVID-19 response.

Location: United Way of Larimer County Community Impact Center, 525 W Oak Street, Fort Collins

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Donors will sign-up for an individual 30-minute session to maintain social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask if you have one.

DATES:

Monday, May 11thClick here to sign-up

Monday, June 8th – save the date!

Monday, July 13th – save the date!

Several things can be done before donating, and in between donating, to keep you feeling your best. Follow these simple suggestions, for big results:

  1. Rest.  Be sure to get a good night’s sleep prior to donating, and try to schedule before or several hours after exercising.
  2.  Stay hydrated.  Start hydrating at least 24 hours prior to your donation appointment. Choose water, juice, or sports drinks to help make your veins easier to locate, and to replenish fluid volume lost during your donation. Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine (coffee, soda, energy drinks) for 24 hours before your donation.
  3. Eat well.   Eat a well-balanced meal within 4 hours leading up to your donation appointment. Avoid fatty foods as they may affect the blood you donate. Increase your diet in iron-rich foods between donations to maintain your proper iron levels.

IS IT SAFE TO GIVE BLOOD RIGHT NOW?

It is perfectly safe to give blood at this time, according to the United Way of Larimer County. To learn more about best practices and safety regarding donating blood during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here

CAN’T MAKE OUR BLOOD DRIVE?

If they are unable to accommodate your preferred time during our United Way blood drives, UCHealth’s Garth Englund Blood Center is accepting blood donations at both of their locations:

LEARN MORE ABOUT UC HEALTH GARTH ENGLUND BLOOD CENTER:

UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center is fortunate for the many people, businesses, and organizations in the northern Colorado community that commit to hosting blood drives on-site. Donations made during our blood drives stay within the UCHealth system. Over 80% of UCHealth blood products are the direct result of community-hosted blood drives. They support patient needs at Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Greeley Hospital, and Longs Peak Hospital.

JOIN US IN SUPPORTING OUR HEALTHCARE TEAM BY DONATING BLOOD.

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://uwaylc.org/Post/COVID-19-Response-Recurring-Blood-Drive

Organizer

United Way of Larimer County
Phone:
970-407-7000
Website:
https://uwaylc.org

Venue

United Way of Larimer County Community Impact Center
525 W Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521 United States
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Website:
https://uwaylc.org/Post/COVID-19-Response-Recurring-Blood-Drive