“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.
Dave Mihalick drives from his home in Pueblo to Bonfils' Colorado Springs community donor center about every two weeks to donate platelets. How fitting that during National Blood Donor Month, Dave became just the sixth Bonfils donor and first in southern Colorado to reach the 75-gallon donation milestone.
Paula Lee is on a mission to ensure everyone knows how easy it is to offer hope to patients with life-threatening blood diseases.
It seems there's an emoji to represent just about any activity, but currently there's no specific option for blood donors!
The need for blood doesn't take a holiday, so please consider donating at a Bonfils community donor center or mobile blood drive sometime during this busy season to help ensure a safe and ready supply well into the new year.
Our hearts go out to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Castle Rock Police and the families of those affected in the officer-involved shooting Sunday morning.
Help us celebrate National Blood Donor Month! Whether you post a "selfie" on Facebook when you give blood or casually mention to a friend that you are a blood donor, knowingly or not, you're helping spread much-needed awareness about helping fill a need many Americans may take for granted.