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.
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.
Finding a compatible blood product for a patient transfusion isn’t always as simple as identifying their blood type. Depending upon the individual patient, it may take several days and involve Bonfils Blood Center’s Reference Laboratory, the only AABB* accredited immunohematology reference lab in Colorado and one of just 66 in the world which performs more complex testing than most hospital laboratories are equipped to handle.
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.