Southern Colorado donor first to reach 75-gallon donation level

 

Posted on 01/11/2018

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, making his 600th donation at Bonfils' community donor center at Austin Bluffs Pkwy. and N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs.

Because platelets regenerate much faster than red blood cells, Dave is able to donate up to 24 times per year compared to whole blood donors who are limited to six donations each year.

His 600 donations since 1991 have helped up to 1,800 patients.

Dave encourages everyone to give blood donation a try:

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