Sam Belmonte has been aware of the importance of giving blood since he was very young. He turned that awareness into action making his first donation at Bonfils Blood Center's Southwest Littleton donation center on June 14, World Blood Donor Day.
You may be noticing a few key letters missing from your favorite brands’ logos. But don’t worry – it’s not a mistake. It’s a part of the International Missing Type campaign in which blood donation organizations across the globe unite to promote awareness around the need for blood donation.
Bonfils Blood Center depends on tens of thousands of individuals and organizations in Colorado to support patient blood and marrow needs in our community and beyond. On May 24, Bonfils honored several individuals and organizations with 2017 Bonfils' Lifesavers awards recognizing their tireless efforts to support patients.
Please consider giving blood or platelets now before the long Memorial Day weekend. This will help boost a low supply and meet the transfusion needs of patients during the upcoming holiday. Currently, platelet usage by hospital patients is slightly higher than average while in some areas it is considerably higher.
One year and 19 blood transfusions after becoming seriously ill and being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA), little Henry Heckenberg, a.k.a. “Superman Henry” is feeling much better approaching his third birthday. His family called on all superheroes, even those without capes, to help celebrate by taking part in a blood drive and marrow registry drive.