April is National Donate Life Month, when we help Donate Life America encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Maintaining a steady blood supply for patients in need doesn't take a holiday. While many schools go on spring break in late March, like other times of year when travel peaks, blood donations tend to drop.
Bonfils Blood Center is getting a whole new computer system this summer. This system is what we use to track each unit of blood from point of donation to final delivery to the hospitals and patients we serve. As a result, we're excited to be able to offer Bonfils blood donors a new feature starting Sunday, June 24. It's called Fast Track, and it could help you save up to 20 minutes on your visit when you come to donate blood by filling out your donor health history questionnaire online instead of having our staff ask all the questions.
“Give all you can.” That was Virgil Olson’s advice to others Thursday as he became the first blood donor at Bonfils Blood Center’s Boulder community donor center to reach the 75-gallon donation milestone and only the 7th Bonfils blood donor overall to do so.
Bonfils' Colorado Springs community donor center is getting ready to expand its hours from five to six days each week.