Vitalant Blood Drive

Blood Drive

with Vitalant

Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. On Monday, February 25, the Colorado Springs Senior Center is inviting Vitalant to host a Blood Drive!

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Here are a few steps to follow before you give blood:

  • Eat a healthy, low-fat meal within two hours ahead of your donation. The day before, eat a salty snack. When you donate blood, you lose about a gram of salt. Replacing it ahead of time helps keep your blood pressure normal.
  • Hydrate by drinking 8 to 16 ounces of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages one hour before you donate. Water is a great choice.
  • Avoid or limit caffeinated sodas, coffee, iced tea energy drinks on the day of donation.

Date

Monday, February 25, 2019

Time

1 - 4 p.m.

Location

Colorado Springs Senior Center

1514 N. Hancock Avenue
Colorado Springs CO 80903

Registration

To schedule your appointment slot, call 719.955.3400! Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.