An arm with a heart bandageARUP Blood Services is a division of ARUP Laboratories and welcomes employees to donate whole blood or platelets. An employee can donate whole blood every 56 days and platelets every two weeks. We host regular blood drives on the ARUP campus at various hours and try to maximize A- and B-week schedules.

Employees will receive two hours of PTO for a whole blood donation and four hours for a platelet donation. The employee must be the donor. Once accrued in Kronos, hourly, 7/7, and part-time employees can request PTO in increments. Salaried employees must use it in full-day increments. PRNs are not eligible.

Blood donation PTO cannot be cashed out. The maximum PTO that can be awarded for donations is 24 hours per calendar year. Salaried employees who want to accrue PTO must donate outside of their regularly scheduled hours (e.g., on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or evenings).

Donating on the clock requires supervisor approval. On-the-clock donations are not eligible for PTO. PTO hours appear in Kronos the month following the donation.