Colorado is Facing a Critical Blood Shortage

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(COLO) – Donations of blood see a sharp decline during the winter months but this doesn’t stop the need. According to Vitalant every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Whether an ongoing health condition like cancer or the need for a blood transfusion from a traumatic injury like a motor vehicle crash, the need for donations is still there!

The Colorado State Patrol is partnering with Vitalant for the third year to advance its shared mission of saving lives. Registration is now open to donating blood during the month of March 2023 for the Colorado State Patrol blood drive. Troopers are asking you to give the gift of life!

It's simple! Sign up to receive an email invitation to donate by visiting:®ion=DEN

The best part, when your email arrives click “Schedule Now” and you get to pick the location and time that works best for you! There are ten permanent locations including Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, Greeley and Denver to choose from. Plus, there are regularly occurring mobile locations such as North Colorado Medical Center and Pueblo Park West. Remember your photo ID and eat a healthy meal before donating! 


Vitalant process
  • Step One: Join my virtual blood drive
  • Step Two: Find a convenient location - schedule or walk in
  • Step Three: Prepare for your donation with a healthy meal and hydration
  • Step Four: Donate blood, transform lives

Please make sure to use the same email address when you join, schedule and donate to ensure your donation is connected to the correct virtual blood drive.


By participating using this special link, the donation records you as part of the Colorado State Patrol blood drive team. Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured, they can only come from volunteer donors like you! Your single donation has the ability to save up to three lives! 

On behalf of the Colorado State Patrol: please join our virtual blood drive to help save your Colorado friends, family and loved ones. Thank you for your willingness to help in this life-saving cause.



Since our origin in 1935, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has focused on preserving human life and protecting property within our communities. Our 1,100 members embody the core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect in their daily jobs.  In addition to our expertise in motor vehicle safety on the state’s roadways, the CSP is responsible for the Governor and other dignitaries’ protection, commercial motor vehicle enforcement, hazardous materials, homeland security, communications, investigative services, criminal interdiction, community education, aviation operations, and more.