High School Heroes
Find the hero in you. Donate blood.
Becoming a blood donor at an early age helps establish an ongoing commitment to save lives, not to mention it’s one of the most significant ways you can volunteer in the community. With each blood donation you make, you have the power to save and enhance the lives of up to three patients. If you are 16 or 17 years old with written parental or guardian consent or 18 years or older and can meet certain eligibility requirements, you can give blood. Be sure to eat a healthy, low-fat meal and drink lots of water prior to making your blood donation.
Did you know?
Colorado law now allows for 16-year-olds to give blood – with parental consent. Courageous high-schoolers all over Colorado have stepped up to donate blood with Bonfils in the past few years. Thanks to their heroism, Bonfils collected more than 7,000 donations from 100 Colorado schools during the 2011/2012 school year. Additionally, nearly 1,800 16-year-old donors gave blood for the first time in support of patients in need. That’s more than 21,600 lives positively impacted in our community and beyond.
Congratulations and thank you to Buena Vista High School, Boulder High School and Evergreen High School on having the highest percentage of registered first-time donors during the 2011/2012 school year.
Be a hero to patients in need.
Show your school pride and be a hero to car accident victims, cancer patients and many others who need blood transfusions. Participating donors will receive free stuff and can enter to win great prizes like a PlayStation 3 or a Lingo Voyager Translator.
For more information about how your school can participate in a blood drive, call 303.739.4001 or 800.365.0006, opt.6.