​DENVER and AURORA, Colo. – As a university community, we continue to cope with the tragedy of the Aurora theater shootings. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and our heartfelt thanks go out to the first responders and care providers who have helped so many in need.

During this difficult time, many of us feel a natural desire to help others. We encourage you to make an appointment to donate blood as a show of respect and support. Here are dates, times and locations available to make a donation on campus.

Anschutz Medical Campus Blood Drives— APPOINTMENTS FULL for Monday, August 13. Location: Campus Services Bldg., 1st-floor conference room, 1945 North Wheeling Street

— Thursday, August 16; 10 – 11:40 a.m. and 1 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Bonfils Bus, north side of RC 1 North Bldg., corner of Scranton and 19th Ave. — appointments available.

Denver Campus with Auraria Blood Drive — Wednesday, August 22; 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Bonfils Bus, Tivoli Commons, Auraria Campus, Downtown Denver

To reserve a spot to participate in one of the blood drives on campus: To make your appointment online​

— For the August 16 drive, expand the date range to 8/16/12 and use site code A378.

— For the August 22 drive, expand the date range to 8/22/12 and use site code 0529
or you can contact the Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300.

Donors without an appointment will be registered onsite as space is available. For general information about blood donor eligibility or to contact Bonfils’ Donor Relations department with questions about blood donation, please call 303-363-2202.