How CU Anschutz Scientists Can Help with the COVID-19 Emergency

Because this is a rapidly changing situation, please check this page periodically for updates.

CU Anschutz is now coordinating donation efforts.

Last updated on March 21 2020 (JH)

Although our campus is closed to non-essential personnel, you can still make a difference in combatting COVID-19. Many of our bread-and-butter research supplies can be used by public health officials, some of our equipment can be repurposed, and our personnel can help our local community.


We may need volunteers to help manage the COVID-19 emergency.

Please fill out this Google Form with your expertise and contact information. We’ll be in touch if we need your help.

Other ways to help

  • Donate blood! Blood donations are critically short right now. We will have a blood drive at CU AMC on Monday March 23 from 11:30 to 6 pm at the Leprino building. If you are healthy and on campus, please donate! Walk-ins welcome or you can sign up at the Vitalant website.

  • Check out this compilation of local food banks and other community resources, and see how you can help the most vulnerable in our community

  • Explain the situation to your friends and communicate how they should implement social distancing. Write to local organizations (gyms, churches, etc.) to convince them to postpone gatherings.

  • Take care of at-risk people in your community. For instance, can you deliver some much-needed groceries for your elderly neighbor!

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