Children's Hospital Colorado

Directed Blood Donations

Directed blood donations are donations that individuals make to someone they know, such as a child, a friend or relative. These donations must be scheduled in advance and cannot be made in an emergency situation because the testing of the donation takes about three days to complete.

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Read our fact sheet about directed blood donations (.pdf).

How to donate

Families who are interested in donating to a specific patient may contact the Blood Donor Center at 720-777-5398.