As weather conditions improve over the next several days, blood donors are asked to help make up for lost donations attributed to the snow and cold weather across Colorado.
Ned Habich and Denny Dalpez are among an elite group of Bonfils blood donors whose bi-weekly donations have reached the 75-gallon level. But the two regulars at Bonfils' Denver West Community Donor Center point to another dedicated donor as their inspiration.
While Santa's elves are busy at the North Pole, he and Mrs. Claus snuck away for an hour Thursday morning to Bonfils' newest community donor center at Wadsworth and Belleview.
Fifty years after making his very first blood donation, Bonfils Blood Center honored Broomfield’s Charlie Amaral for making 50 gallons worth of donations.
Bonfils Blood Center is offering a special thank you to blood donors right now to help prevent a critical shortage during the winter months, a typically slow time for donations. January is designated as National Blood Donor Month because blood donations can drop as much as 20 percent due to inclement weather and cold and flu season. But patients need blood every two seconds, every day of the year.