World Blood Donor Day & Guest Barista Day
On Friday June 14th, The Human Bean northern Colorado will host a guest barista day with The Garth Englund Blood Center at our 821 N College Ave location for World Blood Donor Day. We will hav have a guest barista with us and The Garth Englund Blood Center Mobile Bus will be available to accept blood donations from 11am-2pm.
Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds (natural disasters, accidents, armed conflicts, etc.) and has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care.
One blood donation can save up to 3 lives and when you give blood at UCHealth, your donation helps patients at Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies and Estes Park Medical Center.
The Garth Englund Blood Center Mobile Bus has everything needed for blood donations: a trained & professional staff, snacks & drinks, and all of the proper equipment.
If you are interested in donating blood with us on June 14th the process takes 40-45 minutes. Before you go to the donation site, please make sure to eat something and bring a list of any medicines you take.
Blood donation process
- When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by staff members who will guide you through the process and answer your questions.
- They will help you complete health history and consent forms.
- Your temperature and blood pressure will be recorded and you will take a finger-stick test called a hematocrit to check the volume of your red blood cells.
- Your arm will be cleaned with a sterile disinfectant swab, and a needle inserted into a vein on the inside of your elbow.
- The actual blood donation takes 5 to 10 minutes.
- When you’re done, they will place a wrap on your arm. You’ll rest for a short time afterwards and enjoy a snack before you go.
All blood donors at the mobile bus will also receive a free drink that morning.