Bonfils wants your help to boost Colorado’s blood supply now

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Blood donation at Bonfils. Photo credit: Buckley Air Force Base

(Photo: Buckley Air Force Base)

DENVER — Bonfils Blood Center says it needs to get Colorado’s blood supply back to adequate levels. It’s asking residents to schedule an appointment to donate blood.

“In the recent weeks, we’ve seen a decrease in donors which is unusual. We typically see a decline in donors during the summer months not during the spring,” says Jessica Maitland, vice president of marketing and community development.

“We like to have a five-day blood supply on our shelves, ready to be distributed when needed so we’re asking people make appointments and donate to help us keep the state’s blood supply at a stable level.”

There are several ways donors wanting to give blood can do so. Bonfils operates six Denver Metro area Community Donor Centers as well as one in Colorado Springs. There are also several mobile blood drives happening each day in various communities around the state. Below is list of some upcoming drives for the next week-and-a-half:

03/29/14    Edie Ingalls Replenishment Drive     Westminster Elks Club #2227 Westminster
03/30/14    Christ on the Mountain Parish 13922 W. Utah Ave.    Lakewood
03/30/14    Denver Church of Christ at Harvest Bible Chapel    3651 S. Colorado Blvd. Cherry Hills Village
03/30/14    St. Mary of Littleton Catholic Church     6853 S. Prince St.     Littleton
03/31/14    Transwestern – Sherman St.    1775 Sherman St.    Denver
03/31/14    Denver Museum of Nature and Science     2001 Colorado Blvd.    Denver
03/31/14    Parker Adventist Hospital    9395 Crown Crest Blvd.    Parker
04/01/14    Front Range Community College    3645 W. 112th Ave.    Westminster
04/01/14    CAMP-MSCD     Metropolitan State University    Denver
04/02/14    Denver Public Library – Main Branch    10 W. 14th Ave Parkway    Denver
04/02/14    Longmont Starbucks- City Drive    1749 Main St.    Longmont
04/02/14    Regis University    3333 Regis Blvd.    Denver
04/02/14    City and County of Denver    201 W. Colfax Ave.    Denver
04/03/14    Adams County Courthouse    1100 Judicial Center Dr.    Brighton
04/03/14    Regis University    3333 Regis Blvd.    Denver
04/03/14    Transwestern Broadreach 1999, LLC    1999 Broadway    Denver
04/04/14    Messiah Lutheran – Longmont    1335 Francis St.    Longmont
04/04/14    PACE Center    20000 Pikes Peak Ave.    Parker
04/05/14    The Outlets at Loveland    5661 McWhinney Blvd.    Loveland
04/05/14    Walmart – 4th & Wadsworth    440 Wadsworth Blvd.    Lakewood
04/05/14    Christ the Servant Lutheran Church    506 Via Appia Way    Louisville
04/06/14    All Saints Lutheran Church    15625 E. Iliff Ave.    Aurora
04/06/14    Ave Maria Catholic Church    9056 E. Parker Rd.    Parker
04/07/14    Adperio/Colorado Center    2000 S. Colorado Blvd.    Denver
04/07/14    Capitol Drive    200 E. 14th Ave.    Denver
04/07/14    City of Aurora Municipal Building    15151 E. Alameda Parkway    Aurora
04/08/14    DTC Belleview Tower Bus    5050 South Syracuse St.    Denver
04/08/14    Downtown Denver Bus    16th & Curtis    Denver
04/08/14    CU Boulder    Engineering Center    Boulder
04/08/14    University of Colorado at Denver    900 Auraria Parkway    Denver

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