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News Release February 15, 2013

Dianna Hemphill
(303) 361.2873


Bonfils Blood Center Proudly Partners with Colorado Springs Fire Department 
Offering Coloradans more opportunity for blood donation

Colorado Springs, Colo (Feb. 15, 2013) – Bonfils Blood Center is proud to partner with the Colorado Springs Fire Department to host monthly blood drives at Fire Station 18. The fire house is located at 6830 Hadler View, Colorado Springs, 80919 and the blood drives will be held in the Community Room on the main floor.

Beginning next Sunday, Feb. 17 and running through the end of 2013, blood drives will be held each month from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be open to the public. The next blood drives will take place Mar.17, April 14, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 22.

“Bonfils is honored to be partnering with the Colorado Springs Fire Department to host blood drives and offer the Colorado Springs community more opportunities to donate in 2013,” says Bonfils Blood Center’s Vice President of Marketing and Community Development, Jessica Maitland. “The fire department is synonymous with saving lives and that is what donors who visit these blood drives will be doing, saving lives with their blood donation.” 

Donating blood is a safe, easy and free way you can give back to your community.  Bonfils strives to make donating as convenient as possible. Call Bonfils' Appointment Center at 800.365.0006, opt. 2, or visit Bonfils online to schedule your appointment to give blood.

2013 marks the 70th anniversary of Bonfils Blood Center’s presence in this community as one of Colorado’s top nonprofit healthcare organizations.  Through seven decades of service, we’re proud to have become a trusted community resource and source of hope for those in their time of need as well as an outlet for our neighbors wanting to give back through blood, marrow and financial donations.  In order to meet the needs of the nearly 200 healthcare facilities we serve and to be prepared for unexpected events Bonfils must collect more than 3,000 blood donations each week.  For information about Bonfils Blood Center please call 303.366.2000 or visit or look for us on Facebook and Twitter.   


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