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Approximately 10 percent of the nation’s blood supply is donated by high school-aged donors. Those states that have passed similar legislation have experienced up to a 35 percent increase in high school blood drive participation. Bonfils estimates that 16-year-olds will contribute as many as 2,600 blood donations to the state’s blood supply annually, when the blood center begins collecting donations from the group this fall.


On March 19, Governor Bill Ritter signed legislation making Colorado the 29th state to allow 16-year-olds to donate blood with parental consent.


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Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to make a meaningful impact in their community. You can do your part by giving what’s already inside you. Giving blood is one of the easiest ways you can volunteer and give back to your community. Wherever your summer plans take you, be sure to take a little time to help patients – today’s and tomorrow’s – in need. Blood donations can decline in the summer, yet the need for blood is constant during this time due to accidents, surgeries and medical treatments. In appreciation of your life-saving gift, all donors who give blood between June 28 and Aug. 31, 2009, will receive a Bonfils eco-friendly reusable water bottle.

Call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303.363.2300 or 800.365.0006, opt. 2 or visit to schedule your appointment to give blood.

Boyd (D-Lakewood); Bonfils Blood Center staff; and high school students Mallory Hicks of Denver Lutheran High School and Connor Randall of Ralston Valley High School. Hicks, the blood drive coordinator at her school, and Randall, a blood and two-time heart transplant recipient, testified on behalf of the bill to the House Health and Human Services Committee in January. “We are grateful for the support we received from members of the Colorado Legislature on this important initiative,” said Thomas C. Puckett, Bonfils Blood Center’s president and CEO. “Youth donors are an important part of our blood donation program. This new legislation gives us the opportunity to foster the development of a selfless habit that will contribute to a solid blood donor base for our future.”

Left to right: Bonfils Blood Center President and CEO Thomas C. Puckett, students Mallory Hicks and Connor Randall, State Representatives Spencer Swalm and Sara Gagliardi, Senator Betty Boyd and Governor Bill Ritter.

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City of Aurora/Municipal Bldg. City of Englewood City of Lafayette Clear Creek High School Community CoBiz Financial College America Colorado Christian University Colorado Department of Labor & Employment Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Colorado Mental Health Institute Fort Logan Colorado Prevention Center Colorado School of Mines Kappa Sigma Fraternity Colorado Sickle Cell Association Colorado State Capitol Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School Columbine High School Comcast - East Iliff Comcast - Fulton Commerce City Senior Center Copic Insurance Co. Corporate Express - Northglenn Corporate Express - Aurora Cotopaxi High School Covenant Village of Colorado Credit Union of Colorado Crestview Church Crow Hill Dakota Ridge High School Dawson School DCP Midstream Denver Area Council Scout Show Denver Public Library Main Branch Denver Rescue Mission Denver Sheriffs Academy Denver Sheriffs Department Denver South High School Denver West High School Denver Zoo Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office DeVry University DOC Pueblo Campus Dot Hill Systems Douglas County Government Douglas County School District West Transportation E-470 Public Highway Authority Eads High School eCollege Elavon Elk Creek Emergency Medical Services Corporation Environmental Resource Associates Erie Community Center Eternal Savior Lutheran Church Everest College Exclusive Resorts LLC Faith Community Church First Christian Reformed Church Flatirons Community Church Foothills Community Church Fort Carson Postwide Fort Collins Seventh Day Adventist Church Fountain Fort Carson High School Front Range Christian School Front Range Community College Westminster

Front Range Community Longmont Frontier Hanger GCC Rio Grande Genesee Fire Rescue George Washington High School Georgetown Community GHX Golden High School Governor’s Center II Graebel Companies Granite Properties Grant Avenue Community Center Henry Wurst Highlands Ranch Community Association at Eastridge Highlands Ranch High School Holly Community Holme Roberts & Owen LLP Home Builders Flooring Design Studio Home Depot - North Broomfield Home Instead Senior Care Lafayette Horizon High School Independence Plaza ING Security Life InterCall Internal Revenue Service Inverness JACKSON Jacobs Carter & Burgess Jefferson County Public Schools Maintenance Department Jefferson High School Jefferson Unitarian Church J-W Operating Company Kaiser Permanente - Baseline Kaiser Permanente - Southwest Kaiser Permanente - Stapleton Support Kaiser Permanente - Westminster King Soopers King Soopers - Arvada Knights of Columbus - Byers Koelbel Public Library Lafarge Lakewood High School Leanin’ Tree Museum Lewan & Associates Light of Christ Anglican Church Littleton Adventist Hospital Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies Longmont High School Longmont United Hospital Longs Peak United Methodist Immanuel Lutheran - Loveland Loveland High School Lutheran High School - Parker Manpower MDC Holdings Medical Center of Aurora South Campus Messiah Lutheran Metlife Moffat County High School Monarch High School Most Precious Blood National Jewish Health NCAR - Table Mesa Lab Niwot Community Noodles and Company North Valley Tech Center Northeastern Junior College Northglenn Christian Church NSO Press

Our Father Lutheran Church Outlets at Silverthorne Overland High School Owens Illinois Parker United Methodist Church Paul Cardone Replenishment Drive Pax Christi Paychex Peaberry Coffee - Westminster Peace Lutheran Church Peak to Peak Charter School Pickens Technical College POLYCOM Ponderosa High School Post Craig Hayden Prairie View High School Premier Lofts Presbyterian and United Churches of Broomfield Prime West Property Management ProLogis Quadna Qualcomm Quark Qwest Pioneers Ranum High School Rattlesnake Fire Dept Station 51 Coal Creek Dr. Red Book Solutions Red Rocks Community College Reed Business Information Regis University - Student Center Robinson Dairy Rock Canyon High School Rockland Community Church Rocky Mountain Arsenal Rose Medical Center Royal Crest Dairy RTD District Shops Shaw Power Group Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Shrine of St. Therese Silver Creek High School Skyline High School Skyview High School Sorin Group Sounds True South Adams County Water and Sanitation Southern Gables Church Southern Wine & Spirits Southglenn Public Library Spectra Logic Sports Authority Springfield Community St. John the Baptist Catholic Church St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church St. Mary of Littleton Catholic Church St. Thomas More Parish Center Standard and Poors Compustat Standley Lake High School Staples, Inc. - Broomfield Starbucks - North Longmont State of Colorado MVD-DEC Sterling High School STMicroelectronics Inc Stolle Machinery Company Sturgeon Electric Sun Harley Davidson/Buell Sunrise Medical SuperValu Temple Sinai The Burnsley All Suite Hotel

You know that all blood types are needed to save and enhance the lives of patients, but did you know that different donation types are also needed to support the community blood supply. Bonfils Blood Center’s blood product inventory consists of red blood cell, plasma and platelet donations, as well as units dedicated for premature babies and other patients with special transfusion needs. It is critical for Bonfils to optimize each blood donation to meet these varied needs. This chart explains how each blood type is most efficiently used. Please call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303.363.2300 or 800.365.0006, opt. 2 to discuss your preferred donation type and schedule an appointment. No matter how you choose to support Bonfils and the community blood supply, your donations are needed and appreciated.

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The George T. Sanders Company Thompson Valley High School Thomson Reuters Thornton High School TIAA-CREF Timberline Steel Total Longterm Care - E. 9th Ave Trane Company Transwestern - 303 E. 17th Ave. Travelers Tri-State Generation &Transmission Association University of Colorado - Kittredge Residence Hall West University of Colorado - Norlin Library University of Colorado - Williams Village Residence Hall U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development UCAR/NCAR Foothills Lab Unico Properties University of Denver Law School VA Medical Center Vail Mountain Realty Veterans Affairs Health Administration Center Walmart - Brighton Warren Tech High School Wells Fargo Bank West Bowles Community Church Western Stone and Metal Corporation Westminster High School Westminster Promenade Westwood College - South Campus Westwood College - Corporate Headquarters Westwood College Online - Church Ranch Westwoods Community Church Wheat Ridge High School Wheat Ridge Regional Center Whole Foods Southeast Denver WW Reynolds Xcel Energy Kipling Zion Lutheran Church Thank you to the following organizations for supporting the blood supply from January to March 2009. 300/390 Union Boulevard A-1 Scuba and Travel Center Academy Park Pediatrics Aims Community College American Red Cross & Sam’s Club Applied Control Equipment Arvada Fire Department Arvada High School Bear Creek High School Belmar Blaine Noble Memorial Borders - Northglenn Boston Market Boulder High School Boy Scout Troop 838 Breckenridge Ski Patrol Brighton Community - Rec Center Broe Real Estate Services, Inc. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, P.C. Caliche HS Community Campus Crossings - Ram’s Pointe Cañon City High School Challenge School in Cherry Creek



Cheraw High School Cherokee Trail High School The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Castle Rock Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Sterling Stake College Assistance Migrant Program CAMP-MSCD Colorado Academy Colorado Mtn College/Leadville Community Colorado Plains Medical Center Comcast - Centennial Call Center Community Reach Center Congregation Emanuel Brotherhood Coram, Inc. Coyote Ranch Custer County Consolidated School D’ Evelyn Junior Senior High School Delphi Medical Systems Denver Academy Denver Center for International Studies Denver Christian High School Denver Classroom Teachers Association DCTA Denver Housing Authority Mariposa Department of Corrections Denver Complex Digi-Data Corporation Doubletree Hotel Denver Tech Douglas County High School Eaglecrest High School Education Sales Management Thornton Elizabeth High School Englewood High School Estes Park High School Evergreen High School Ewing Eagle Scout Federal Aviation Administration Flatiron Athletic Club Foothills Lighting and Design Building Solutions Fort Lupton Fire Department Fort Morgan Elks Fort Morgan High School Foster Health & Wellness Center Frasier Meadows Retirement Community Gilliam Youth Service Center Girl Scout Troop 1958 GlobeImmune Governors Advisory Comm Sickle Cell Blood Drive Grandview High School Green Mountain High School Idalia Community J.K. Mullen High School Jefferson Academy High School Jefferson County Young Democrats Jimmy Wilcoxen Replenishment Drive Junior League of Denver Kennedy High School Kent Denver School Keystone Resort King Soopers - Firestone Kmart - North Lafayette Community Oatmeal Festival

Lamar High School Larkspur Community Laser Technology Legacy High School Limon Department of Corrections Lincoln College of Technology Littleton High School Littleton Preparatory School Logan County Department of Social Services Curves - Loveland Manassa Community Marla Lynch Memorial/Willow Creek Community Matrix McClave High School Meadowood Church Medical Group Management Association Messner & Reeves, LLC Mountain Range High School New Hope Presbyterian Church Northwest Church of Christ Northwest Pipe Company OSI Pharmaceuticals PAETEC Paul T Bergner/AIA/Architect/PC Pawnee School Pinnacle Community Development Office Platte College Aurora Pomona High School Prestige Real Estate Group, LLC Conifer Pueblo County High School Red Rocks Community College Arvada Republic National Distributing Co. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Ryan Taylor Blood Drive Service Source Smoky Hill Senior High School Smoky Hill Vineyard Sol Vista St. Annes Episcopal School St. Barnabas Episcopal Church St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church St. Matthew’s-Parker Episcopal Church Stanley Consultants, Inc. STAR Reach Club Sunflower Farmers Market Teller Elementary School The Hillcrest of Loveland Thunder Ridge High School Town of Parker - Town Hall Trails Recreation Center United Launch Alliance University of Colorado - Evans Scholar House Univeristy of Colorado - ROTC University of Colorado - School of Law University of Denver - Daniels College of Business UPS - Commerce City Walmart - Loveland North Walmart - Southeast Denver Webroot Software Wells Fargo Insurance Services Woodlin Community Woodrow Wilson Academy WOW Internet Cable and Phone Wynwood of Pueblo Xcel Energy - Comanche Station





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THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY Thanks to the following companies and organizations for being an important part of our life-saving mission. Collectively, their blood drives (January - March 2009) generated nearly 46,000 units of donated blood for our community blood supply. Their generosity and support is appreciated by hundreds of patients every day. Bonfils Blood Center regularly uses 97 percent of donated blood. When you give blood you can be assured it’s needed and used efficiently. Thank you to the following Gold Level Blood Drive Hosts for supporting the blood supply from January to March and for their commitment to host six or more drives in 2009. 11th and Court 1999 Building Aerospace Data Akron Community Allied Insurance American Legion Arvada Elks Masonic Lodge American Legion - Longmont Amgen APEX Center Arapahoe County Sheriffs Office Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility Atlas Pacific BlueLinx Broadridge - Asset Link Broomfield United Methodist Church Brush Community Buena Vista Community Byron Rogers Federal Office Building Cañon City Community CaridianBCT Centura Health at Home Cherry Creek North City and County of Broomfield City and County of Denver Wastewater Management City of Arvada City of Boulder Public Safety City of Lakewood City of Longmont City of Louisville Senior Services City of Westminster CoBank Colorado Department of Human Services Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo Colorado PERA Colorado State Patrol - Sterling Colorado State University Columbine Library Comcast - Dry Creek Comcast - Inverness Coors Distributing Company Craig Hospital Denver Fed. Ctr. Bldg 67 Denver Health Denver International Airport Denver Newspaper Agency DIRECTV Downtown Denver Community DPA and CDLE 17th Street DTC Community - Belleview Tower Evergreen Library Faith Community Lutheran Church Faith Lutheran Church Federal Correctional Complex First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo Fort Morgan Community Gateway Christian Church Golden Library Great-West Life Greenwood Village City Hall Gunnison Community Haxtun Community Heritage Eagle Bend Community Heritage United Methodist Church Highlands Ranch Library Holyoke Community IBM Boulder Johns Manville Kaiser Permanente Regional Highline Kaiser Pharmacy, CSS Kinder Morgan Kodak Colorado Division KPMG La Junta Community/AVRMC

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Lamar Community Las Animas Community Legacy Partners Lockheed Martin - Boulder Lockheed Martin - Orion Lockheed Martin - Waterton Longmont Community Loveland Police Department Lutheran Medical Center-Exempla Metropoint I aka CB Richard Ellis Mile Hi Church MillerCoors Brewing Company BOC Monte Vista Community Montview Presbyterian Church Park Hill Community National Business Center National Park Service New Global Telecom and Pentax Northern Hills Christian Church NREL - Denver West OppenheimerFunds Ordway Community Parker Library Parkview Medical Center Paul Derda Recreation Center Penrose Community Philip S. Miller Library Pikes Peak Regional Hospital Platte Valley Medical Center Plaza Tower One Porter Hospital Pueblo City - County Library District Pueblo West Community Drive Qwest Communications International Qwest Communications International 930/931 Buildings Regency Plaza Regis University College for Professional Studies Rocky Ford Community Rocky Mountain Christian Church Rocky Mountain Eye Center Salida Community Schlumberger Smoky Hill Library St. Anthony Central St. Anthony North/Centura Health St. Benedicts Church St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Standley Lake Library Stapleton Community Sun MicroSystems Broomfield Ten West The Citadel Mall The Citigroup The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center The Outlets at Loveland The Promenade Shops at Briargate Transportation Test Center Trinidad Community Twin Peaks Mall U.S.D.A. Food & Nutrition Services U.S. Forest Service Union and Grand University of Colorado - Boulder University of Colorado Denver Auraria University of Colorado Engineering Center University of Denver Valley View Christian Veterans of Foreign Wars Brighton VICORP Restaurants, Inc. Walmart - Castle Rock Walmart - Loveland Walmart - Parker Walmart - Southlands Western Area Power of Lakewood Western Union Westminster Church of the Nazarene Wray Community

Xcel Energy - LDC Xcel Energy TSB Building YMCA - Mapleton Yuma Community Yuma District Hospital Thank you to the following Silver Level Blood Drive Hosts for supporting the blood supply from January to March and for their commitment to host four to five drives in 2009. 143 Union - One Union Square 4th and Main 5th and Court Abacus/Epsilon Abiding Hope Lutheran Church Abiding Love Lutheran Church AECOM Agilent - Englewood Air Methods Alamosa Community All Saints Lutheran Church AlloSource Allstate American Family Insurance Amgen Boulder Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Arvada Community Arvada Covenant Church Aurora Corporate Plaza AVAYA Avaya Communications Avista Hospital B’nai Chaim Temple Beulah Community BI Incorporated Boulder Community Hospital Boulder County Probation Department BROCADE Building 444 Burlington Community CableLabs Calvary Church CH2M HILL Charles Schwab #3 Christ Community Covenant Church Christ Lutheran Christian Living Communities The Johnson Center The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Denver Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Lakewood Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Littleton Stake Church of the Risen Christ Colorado Access Colorado City and Rye Communities Colorado Department of Local Affairs/ Centennial Building Colorado Department of Revenue Colorado Department of Transportation Colorado Housing & Finance Authority Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Colorado School of Mines Colorado School of Mines Residence Halls Colorado State University - Pueblo Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility Comcast - S. Quebec Communication Workers of America/AT&T Concorde Career College Concordia Lutheran Church Conejos County Community Covidien Craig Community Cross Roads Deer Trail Community

Defense Contract Audit Agency Denver Church of Christ - Arvada Denver Museum of Nature and Science Denver Public Library Bear Valley Branch Denver Water Department Denver West Property Management Department of Law DigitalGlobe Dish Network - Santa Fe Eastern Hills Community Church Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West Education Sales Management EKS&H Evergreen Lutheran Church Family in Christ Community Church First Bank Holding First Lutheran Church - Longmont Flagler Community Foothills Bible Church Fort Lupton High School Fowler Community Fraser Valley Baptist Church Frederic Printing Fremont Correctional Facility Front Range Community College Westminster Frontier Airlines - GO Gates Corporation GeoEye Golden Family of Churches Health Ministries Goodrich Granby Rotary Club - Granby Medical Center Heritage Evangelical Free Church Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church Hunter Douglas Idaho Springs Community IHS Inc. IMA of Colorado, Inc. and Davis Graham & Stubbs Immaculate Conception Church Jeffco Sheriffs Office Jeppesen Kaiser Legacy Kaiser Permanente - 20th Avenue Kaiser Permanente - Hidden Lake Kaiser Permanente - Ken Caryl Medical Offices Kaiser Permanente - Rock Creek Kaiser Permanente - Wheat Ridge Keymark Enterprises Kiwanis Club of Columbine Kremmling Memorial Hospital District KUSA - 9NEWS LaGree’s Landmark Graphics Larkridge Church Legacy Partners Commercial, Inc. Leprino Foods Lexmark LifeBridge Christian Church Limon Community Lincoln Community Hospital Littleton United Methodist Church Lockheed Martin - Deer Creek Lockheed Martin - Del Norte Lockton Companies Longmont Clinic Loveland Community sponsored by Philo Martin/Martin McKesson Broomfield McKesson Westminster Means Knaus Partners Micro Motion Midas Colorado Mile High United Way National Park Service - Lakewood Nestlé- Denver North Suburban Medical Center

Northglenn United Methodist Church One Boulder Plaza Oracle Our Lady of Loreto Church Peace with Christ Lutheran Church Pearl Street Community Pepsi Performance Cycle Peterson AFB Pikes Peak Christian Church Pinnacol Assurance Post Steamboat Public Service Credit Union Pueblo Community College Quest Diagnostics Qwest Communications - Littleton Raytheon Company Raytheon Polar Services Republic Financial Corporation Rocky Mountain Christian Church Frederick Safeco Insurance SGS Minerals Services Sky Ridge Medical Center Smoky Hill United Methodist Church South Park Community Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center Sprint Nextel - Park Meadows St. Andrew Methodist Church St. Louis Parish St. Michael the Archangel Starbucks - Arapahoe Starbucks - Westminster Starz Entertainment Steamboat Springs Community Sterling Correctional Facility Sterling Regional MedCenter Strategic Programs, Inc Stratton Community Sundyne Corporation Sunrise of Westminster Sybase and ICAT Sykes Enterprises TD Ameritrade The Denver Hospice The Shaw Group The Shops at Northfield Stapleton Thermo Fisher Scientific Third Christian Reformed Church Transwestern Transwestern - Aurora Marketplace Travelport TRICARE Management Activity Trust Company of America Time Warner Telecom - Park Meadows Time Warner Telecom - S. Quebec U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Union Tower Building United Healthcare University of Colorado Denver Facilities Operations University of Colorado - UMC URS Corporation U.S. Department of Commerce Vail Community - Edwards Verizon Business Visa Walmart - 4th and Wadsworth Walmart - Broomfield Walmart - Evergreen Walmart - Littleton Walsenburg Community West Point Western State College Wet Mountain Rotary of Westcliffe Wheat Ridge Community Whole Foods - Washington Park Wisdom Industries Xcel Energy Xcel Energy - Pawnee Power Plant Xcel Energy - Valentia XILINX

YMCA - Susan Duncan Thank you to the following Bronze Level Blood Drive Hosts for supporting the blood supply from January to March and for their commitment to host two to three drives in 2009. 4001 Discovery 50 South Steele 555 Zang Academy Roofing Adams 12 Schools Transportation Adams County Administration Building Adams County Attorney’s Office Adams County Social Services Adams State College AIMCO Alliance Data American Red Cross - Mile High Chapter American Water Works Association AmeriCorps - NCCC Arapahoe Community College Arapahoe County Administration Archstone Arickaree Community Armstrong Financial Services Arrow Electronics Arvada West High School Ascension Lutheran Church Aspen Pet Products Augustana Lutheran Church Aurora Central High School Aurora City Place Aurora Loan Services Ave Maria Parish Center & Knights of Columbus Baxa Corp Bennett High School Bennett Recreation Center Berthoud United Methodist Church Bestop Beverage Distributors Bishop Machebeuf High School Boulder Community Foothills Hospital Boulder County Public Health Longmont Office Boulder Daily Camera Boulder Valley Christian Church Breckenridge Recreation Center Brighton High School Broomfield High School Buckley AFB - Air Force 460th Wing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Callahan Capital Partners Carbon Valley Community Castle Rock Care Center Catholic Health Initiatives CDM Engineers & Constructors Celebration Community Church Celestial Seasonings Centaurus High School Centennial High School Chaparral High School Chatfield High School Cherry Creek High School Christ On The Mountain Parish Christ the Servant Lutheran Church Christophers Dodge World Christ’s Episcopal Church Chubb Insurance Church of the Good Shepherd Church of the Holy Comforter The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Denver North Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Westminster North Stake Church Ranch City & County of Denver City of Aurora Central Library

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THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BENEFACTORS Financial Gifts and Grants Received November 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009 Individuals Anonymous (52) D. Trent Ahlenius Brennan Alden William R. Alldredge Mark D. Allen Dr. Daniel R. and Mrs. Katharine W. Ambruso Susan L. Anderson Jennifer Applehans Chandel Ashby Ross L. Baird, Jr. Theresa V. Baldwin Christine A. Balich Catherine Baltierra Mike and Marcia Barbalacci Robert G. and Beverly M. Beabout Dr. David W. Becker, Jr. Judith Benham The Berninzoni Family Audrey Bixler Ginger J. Black Louis C. and Shirley F. Bortz Dr. Michael and Mrs. Judith Brunko Tiffany L. Burnett Jason Burns The Burtchaell Family Erica V. Cain Keith S. and Lindsay R. Campbell Kenneth W. and Deborah K. Campbell Jackie K. Campeau The Charles Cannon Family David K. Carlson Rose Y. Caro The Case Family W. Dennis and Betsy Cheroutes Brian Clausen Dr. Toby P. and Mrs. Paulene M. Cole Scott Collins Christopher T. and Mary Connelly Marion Cook Donna J. Cottrell-Cooter Debbie Crites Wanda R. Cummings Jim Cunningham Jennifer L. Davis Rebecca Davis Linda B. DeChow Kenny L. DeGrasse Floyd B. Dickerson James A. and Lynn S. Dierker Angela L. Dirr James E. and Loralee D. Dischner Karren C. Donald Paul E. Dopp William C. Downie Monique Duran Sophia Duran Lawrence R. and Deborah A. Ellis Paul D. Emery James A. and June E. Englehorn Timothy R. and Jeanne Englert Glenn A. and Lynn S. Erickson Christopher F. Erskine April M. Estrada Barbara J. Evans Mark H. and Linda M. Evans Patricia A. Fagler Mary Farnsworth Patrick J. and Patricia M. Farrell Thomas A. and Kristin K. Feldkamp Janie Ferrari Jenifer Fink Robert B. Fisher Mark Fitz Harris Crosby and Sally H. Foster Timothy J. and Ann P. Gagen Utah P. and Sheila Gannon Larry and Michele Geiger Kasey C. Geoghegan Andrew M. Gerber Diane M. Gibason Michael J. Gilmore Richard and Monique R. Gilstrap Michael G. and Barbara J. Goberis Julie and Walter Goldberg Thomas and Brooke Gordon James E. Grabowski and Cathy Vaughan-Grabowski Robert W. Grabowski

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Radean H. Hahn Michele Hamilton Ramona Hansen Lorraine Hastings Debra J. Hasty Judy Hayes Patricia Hayford Christine Hayutin Scott Heath Grant G. Helling Susan Henderson Theodore A. Hibbs Michael D. Higgins James F. and Sally A. Higgins Joseph J. and Lisa M. Hoffman James V. and Aarin W. Holmes Shawna D. Hooten Marlene Hounshell Sharla M. Howard Lila A. Jimenez Haley Johnson Edward J. and Linda R. Kammerer Roy E. and Anita L. Kannady Gail M. Keeley Gerald E. Kerkhove Melody Ann Kerr Kwan C. and Terri Kim Deborah King J.D. and Suzanne R. Kirchner Maryann Klements Nancy J. Kline Richard L. Klinkerman Stephen M. Kneipple Sherrylene Knuth Dr. Richard P. and Lucretia V. Koeppe Donna C. Kornfeld Scott A. Kuehn Kenneth A. and Laura L. Laituri Dr. Kevin J. and Dr. Melissa M. Land Mark T. and Denise M. Langhenry Kenneth and Nancy Larner Curtis D. Larson Michael D. and Marilyn L. LaSalle Dean B. and Barbara A. Laudeman Jennifer M. LaVerdure Sheron A. Lavery Marc L. Leduc Roy L. and Kathy Leonard Kenneth and Shauna Levinson Andrea K. Light Neil A. Littmann Paula J. Longo Michelle M. Lowry Tina Lucero Linda M. Lucero Maria Mashenka Lundberg John W. Lungerhausen Anne Maas-Rodrigues Mary C. Macadam Gilbert Madrid Larry Maitland Mr. Thomas R. Malley and Dr. Elaine Y. Weng Patricia A. Markesbery Perry Martin Marty J. Mashe Louis and Maureen Matis Michelle F. McPeck Bernard J. and Lisa Marie McShane Brad L. and Cary Meuli Lori A. Miller Timothy B. Moore and Leslie A. Strate Laura Moses-Granger Patrick F. Mulcahy Gurnee Munn III Randy Nakagawa and Joy Hiraki Kathleen B. Nemmers Roger R. Ortega and Sandra J. Wright-Ortega Patricia A. Owens Joe and Dede Pahl Art W. and Buff E. Palm Gary L. and Brooke L. Palumbo William K. and Jean C. Parchen Regina E. Pawlyshyn Heidi Pearlman Mark and Andrea Pearlman Lester D. Pedicord

Heidi Pennington Mardi Pennington Lynden and Beth Petersen Dr. Malcolm J. and Janice K. Pitts Elmer G. Poenack Rickilee J. Pollock Janice A. Prebyl Charlie Propernick Thomas C. and Judith D. Puckett Karen M. Quintana Gina S. Ramirez William J. and Marjory W. Rapp Donald M. and Zoe W. Reese Peter M. Reum Dr. Robert M. Rifkin Bob Roberts Ron B. and Rosanne Robinson Peggy Rodriguez Adrianne Romero Richard Rosenblatt and Martha R. Houser Laura Rowe John A. Roybal Charles H. and Charla Rudolph Antonio B. Ruiz Amy M. Russell Patricia Salazar Tammy Salazar Sarah Salyer Dennis Sanger and Cynthia Vaughan-Sanger Dr. Robert B. and Mrs. Clarice V. Sawyer Megan Sax Robin Schaffer Pam Schleu Denise Scott Sharon Scott Karen Sellars Colin Y. Servis James Shaffer and Jessica Maitland Katherine L. Shaw Stephanie D. Shaw Jill M. Shiker Dorothy K. Shuey Jane E. Simmons Jessica Skubal Holly Smith Imogene C. Smith Leo W. Smith Christian Snyder Rudy Sosa Jenet Speake Steven G. and Donna G. Spearman David R. and Jeanne D. Sprowls Crystal Stanley Howard P. and Gilda L. Stevens Stormi C. Stewart Mary L. Stiny Ernest L. and Rita L. Stone Terry and Doreen Stones Marty Straley Kenneth K. Stuart James P. Sullivan III Margo K. Suzuki Shannan Swan Joseph P. and Eileen Talty James S. and Judy B. Taylor Norman W. Taylor C. Mark and Linda Thompson David Thompson Jerry D. and Carolyn F. Thompson Nancy J. Thompson Robert W. and M. Jean Thresher Jane G. Torrey Christopher Tristano Karl Tunstall Randy M. and Lisa J. Tuomala Mildred Urdahl Carol Vanmeter Jacquelyn M. Vannoy John C. and Marcia C. Vaughey Anthony L. Vaughns Deborah A. Vaught Bernadette Vigil Ronald A. and Barbara A. Villiotti Lucinda Vink John and Marianne Virgili Cory and Paula Walker Bill Wallace Gaylon E. Wamble

Eric D. Watson Gregory L. Weipert Dr. Bush and Virginia L. White Ronald J. Williams Pamella Wilson John B. and Bette B. Wisotski John F. and Elizabeth J. Witecki Cheryl Wren Jane Wynn Donald and Kathleen Yorgin Corporations and Organizations Allstate Giving Campaign Ave Maria Catholic Church California Pizza Kitchen CaridianBCT Fashion Pot Forest Oil Corporation Global Med Technologies Lithia Volkswagen of Thornton #33 Merrill Lynch Native American Bank, NA Recreational Equipment, Inc. Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Stratus Consulting Inc. The McGraw-Hill Companies Foundations and Trusts The Bickel Family Foundation John H. and Dorothy M. Castle Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Community Health Charities of Colorado First Data Foundation HP Company Foundation Hewit Family Foundation Violet M. Johnson Family Foundation Wellpoint Foundation In-Kind Donations Breckenridge Ski Patrol Chick-fil-A Dominos Pizza Entercom Denver KCNC – CBS4 Keystone Resorts KUSA – 9News In Honor of Bonfils’ Work for Patients Anonymous Doris Buelow Evelyn M. Waddell Clayton D. and Suanne J. Carr Anniversary Clayton D. Carr

Michael H. and Cynthia M. Lowinger Mr. & Mrs. Eric R. Miller James H. Miller Harvey Milzer Amy and Steve Morris Elliot Norry, MD Lauren N. Opatowski Michael Opatowski Jay Perlmutter Jonathan and Lisa Perlmutter Tamara Pester Edward and Janis Pluss Rachel L. Real Jeffrey S. Robinson Scott D. and Ellen S. Robinson Steven Rosdal Daniel Recht and Elaine Selsberg Shames-Makovsky Realty Company Donald A. and Debra Silversmith Brent Slosky Jeffrey A. Snyder, M.D. Israel Sonenreich Robert M. and Michelle W. Swiller Barry I. and Marlene Tillis Steven D. and Michelle Toltz Wagner Wealth Management, LLC Sandra L. Wolf Gary and Teresa Yourtz Stuart and Elise Zall Donna Manning Becky R. Skougstad Pavlina Naumova Anonymous Tom Puckett Emanuel L. Isler and Lori L. Aron Elizabeth Walker Marjorie E. Eddy In Memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Argo James D. Argo Marylyn Armbruster Vicki and Roger A. McCafferty Paul Beattie John and Mary Beattie Peter J. Bellendir Josephine Wasson William J. Benham III Anonymous Mike Bradfield Steven J. and Toni A. Schreivogel Dean A. Buck Fuchs Machinery

Bridget Gaglio Anonymous

Roger Clarizio Steven D. Anderson

Dr. Ben Galloway John M. Clikeman David W. and Kim C. Route

Betty Clark Daniel F. and Jeri Clark Donald M. Clark, M.D.

Otto Isler Emanuel L. Isler and Lori L. Aron

Patricia and Mike Dar Anonymous

Reid Levin Stuart H. and Robin L. Pack

Jeff Dye Robert W. Rozen and Dr. Sherri J. Laubach

Sol Leftin Anonymous Richard Altman & Company Chad Asarch Cherry Hills Dental Associates, P.C. Richard Cohn and Lisa Reckler Cohn Craig Cook David and Vicki Perlmutter Dansky Richard C. and Debra M. Duke Kenneth Feiler Sanford Feld Wayne Gardenswartz Marc N. Geman Peter A. and Gabriella Gottlieb Kenneth and Hedy Gurrentz Steven E. and Ellyn Hutt Daniel and Angela Japha Dan A. Kelly Art and Joanne Kleinstein Solomon and Patrice Leftin Howard and Blanca Lerman

Paul Edwards Anthony W. and Patricia J. Edwards

Mark and Jo Ann Hamling Dean and Lucille Harper Sydney P. and Jeannette P. Harrison Lynn E. and Monica Baytos Kabrud Brian Lane Edward M. and Margaret M. Lane Jonathan A. McIntyre Barnetta M. Merenstein David J. O’Brien and Stephanie A. Olson Gaetano Pasquino and Jennifer Bannon-Pasquino Barb Perry John M. Prosser William and Lidanne Sandberg John and Prim Sebastian Mr. and Mrs. Sam S. Sloven, C.P.A. The Robert E. & Anne T. Sneed Family Foundation Steck Elementary School Social Committee Lloyd and Betty Steinmann David P. and Susan J. Stephen Jim and Cindy Tanner Cynthia A. Trenka Bartlett D. and Christine L. Writer Caroline E. Writer Theodore and Elizabeth Hogeman Daniel F. and Jeri Clark Donald M. Clark, M.D. Dave Inman Charles and Raylene Shultz Dennis Irwin Patricia J. Irwin Diane Karashinki Michael J. and Susan Fox Karashinski Mary Lampert Columbine Lodge No. 147, A.F. & A.M. Jim Murray Matthew and Kendra Zafiratos Rudy Pacheco Fidelity Exploration and Production Co. Cash Phillips, MD Dr. Michael M. and Dr. Kate F. Sawyer Osgoode Philpott Douglas Philpott-Jones Rita Poffel Diane Morgan Philippe Ross Anonymous Freda Sadowski Stanley and Federicka Sadowski Henri Senes Anonymous Thomas Skokan Jacob J. and Dr. Catherine K. Skokan Margaret Skokan Joyce and Dan Stenson James R. Stenson Jordan Talley Barry and Cleta McCann

Mallory Funaro Beverly Funaro

Ted Tanin Phil W. and Gladys M. Binford

Syd Harrison Charles E. Anderson John G. and Barbara L. Arko Meta P. Barton D. A. Bertram Bonfils Blood Center Aaron and Ellen Bregman Trevor S. Brown and Margaret Brown John A. and Joan W. Carbone Wei J. Chang Ronald and Barbara Childs Denis B. and Sandell Clanahan Burton and Bede D. Epstein Marian J. Frank Robert and Virginia E. Fuller

Dr. Earle Thompson Bonfils Quality Control Department Carol B. Koch Philip and Monica LaSarre Keith Vargo Wayne and Patricia Vargo Lansing Wallace Catherine Hance Brian Walker Shirley L. Walker Hans Winter Dorothy F. Boyce Linda Young David L. Young

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Bonfils Blood Center Day at Coors Field

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009 Get your discounted Rockies tickets NOW Mark your calendars for Bonfils Blood Center’s sixth annual Chip in for Life golf benefit. This year’s tournament will be held at Glenmoor Country Club, a challenging 18-hole golf course designed by world-renowned Pete Dye. Link up your passion for golf and your support for patients by becoming a 2009 Chip in for Life tournament sponsor, golfer or volunteer. For more information contact or call 303.739.4000. Receive $100 off your registration by signing up before May 15, 2009. Call 303.361.2833 for details.

Watch the Colorado Rockies battle it out against the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. in great seats (outfield box sections 148-149). A limited number of tickets are available for only $28 each - a discount of $10 off face value. Proceeds of $10 per ticket will benefit Bonfils Blood Center. Purchase tickets at or call 303.361.2833 for details.

Create a Legacy Jim and Margie Espy believe in the work of Bonfils Blood Center and have been longtime charitable supporters of its work through financial gifts to Bonfils Blood Center Foundation. Jim is a scientist and a volunteer emergency medical technician with Highland Rescue Team. From a scientific perspective, he has great respect for Bonfils’ work as a volunteer, he knows first-hand how important it is to have a safe, sufficient supply of blood on hospital shelves when emergencies arise. The Espy’s created a legacy that ensures their charitable contributions will support Bonfils’ future work for patients in need.

Jim and Margie Espy

To learn more about the Bonfils Blood Center Foundation’s Legacy Society, please contact or 303.739.4000 or visit

On June 21, 2009, Marty Harrison and Dr. Mike Sawyer will compete in the prestigious Ford Ironman triathlon in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Why would two men attempt a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile marathon in one day? To pay tribute to an amazing man named Syd Harrison. Marty and Mike grew up together and recently reconnected only to discover that they shared the same athletic pursuits. Mike completed his first Ironman last fall and Marty will be participating in his first Ironman this summer to honor his late father.

Syd Harrison

blood donors and two stem cell transplants helped him fight the blood cancer.

Syd, Marty’s father, was a longtime blood donor with Bonfils Blood Center. He had the universal donor blood type and also had special blood characteristics that are used to support premature babies as they grow stronger. He was selflessly dedicated to donating blood and always knew that the slight discomfort and small time commitment were more than worth it because of the benefit his blood would provide to others.

Syd appeared in several of Bonfils’ promotional materials and spoke at our Because Life Happens educational program as well as at Drive for Life X in an effort to encourage others to give the gift of life either by donating blood or by supporting the blood center with financial contributions. Syd surrendered to his illness on Dec. 30, 2008. We are eternally grateful to Syd for his longtime contributions to Bonfils and to the community.

Syd joined Bonfils’ Ambassador Program in 2007 when he could no longer support the blood center through blood donations which he had done for 40 years. The longtime donor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and instead began sharing his story of how donations from more than 60

Monetary donations are accepted over the phone at 303.739.4000, online at or by mail to: Bonfils Blood Center Foundation, 717 Yosemite Street, Denver, CO 80230.

If you wish to be removed from the foundation mailing list, please email or call 303.341.4000. You will still receive other blood center mailings.

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Donor TRIO SAVES 3,600 Lives

Virgil Olson

Community Donor Centers

Donors David Mihalick of Pueblo, Virgil Olson of Louisville and Sandra Reasch of Arvada celebrated their 50-gallon milestones earlier this year. Together they have donated 1,200 units of blood that have saved and enhanced the lives of up to 3,600 patients. Bonfils hosted celebrations at their respective community donor centers and presented them with diamond lapel pins to commemorate their achievements.

BOULDER 3113 28th Street Tue & Thurs, 10am - 8pm Wed & Fri, 8am - 6pm Sat, 8am - 4pm DENVER – LOWRY 717 Yosemite Street Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm

from 1972 to 1993, Olson started donating platelets at the Boulder Community Donor Center where he recently donated his 400th pint on Feb. 24, 2009. For Reasch, giving blood is a family affair. Reasch and her late husband began giving blood in the 1980s when a family friend needed blood to treat cancer. Reasch and her husband even inspired their daughter, who happens to be a 12-gallon donor, to begin the same life-saving habit. Reasch celebrated reaching the 50-gallon mark on March 20, 2009 at the Denver West Community Donor Center. For nearly two decades Mihalick gave platelet and plasma donations at Bonfils’ Pueblo Community Donor Center. When the center discontinued collecting apheresis donations in 2006, he spent a year giving whole blood donations. But in 2007, this dedicated donor began making a twice-monthly trek to the Highlands Ranch Community Donor Center in order to donate platelets, the same location where he reached the 50-gallon milestone on Jan. 19, 2009. Olson understood the importance of helping others at an early age. Thanks to a good example set by his parents and siblings, Olson began donating blood when he was in high school, then continued during his service in the Army and later began donating with Bonfils after he moved to Colorado in the 1960s. After his retirement from thenCoors Brewing Company, where he gave blood regularly

Sandra Reasch

Highlands Ranch Parkway Center, Building 2 541 West Highlands Ranch Parkway Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm PARKER Bus location 11101 S. Parker Road Every other Friday Please check for exact dates and times. PUEBLO 3676 Parker Boulevard, Suite 380 Tue, 8am - 4pm Thurs, 11am - 7pm Sat, 8am - noon STERLING 106 South 2nd Street Mon & Thurs, noon - 6pm

All donors, regardless of their donation level, are important because one donation has the potential to save and enhance the lives of three patients. Mihalick, Olson and Reasch hope that their achievements will encourage new and existing donors to make it a lifelong commitment to support the blood supply.

Colorado Marrow Donor Rises to the Challenge When given the opportunity to save a life through marrow donation, Sol Leftin didn’t hesitate. Sol was the perfect match for a stranger in need last fall and following his stem cell collection in November he was eager to raise awareness of the need for donors and the work of the Colorado Marrow Donor Program (CMDP). He wrote to family, friends, neighbors and business associates encouraging them to make a charitable contribution to advance CMDP’s work. To entice them further, he agreed to match each contribution. CMDP salutes Sol, his family and many friends who raised more than $6,000 for this life-saving program.

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DENVER WEST 13952 Denver West Parkway Building 53, Suite 335 Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm

WESTMINSTER Park Technology Center 960 W. 124th Street Mon – Wed, 7am - 7pm Thurs - closed Fri - Sun, 7am - 7pm Info Line 303.366.2000 or 800.365.0006 Appointment Line 303.363.2300 or 800.365.0006, opt. 2.


In partnership with our community, Bonfils Blood Center saves and enhances lives.


As a premier, community-focused blood center, we advance healthcare to a higher level of excellence.

Editor: Brooke Benham 303.341.4000, opt. 3 or 800.365.0006, opt. 3

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To celebrate the Colorado Marrow Donor Program’s 20th Anniversary, each Heartbeat in 2009 will feature a historical perspective. 2001




Meet the Match.


his winter, 18-year-old Enrique Linares Jr., along with his mother, father and fiancée, traveled to Denver from Cleveland, Ohio, for a very special introduction. On a very balmy January evening, Enrique prepared to meet the woman who gave him a second chance at life during the blood center’s annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception.


n the fall of 2002 Enrique was diagnosed with acute lyphoblastic leukemia. His doctors began aggressive treatment of chemotherapy and radiation, but determined early on that a marrow transplant was Enrique’s best chance at survival.


wo years before Enrique’s diagnosis, Denise Camacho of Aurora, Colo., decided to join the Be The Match Registry at the urging of a relative who works for Bonfils. More than three years passed before Denise got the call that she was a potential marrow match for a 14-year-old boy in Cleveland who was suffering from leukemia. Denise jumped at the chance to help save a stranger’s life and on April 11, 2003, at the age of 22, she made that selfless, lifesaving donation.


nrique’s health has markedly improved since receiving the marrow transplant more than five years ago. He’s living life to the fullest spending time with his family and pursuing a black belt in karate.


lthough the two had connected on the World Wide Web, the pair had never met face-to-face until being

Left to right: CMDP staff Tish Maccagnan and Tricia Dullea, marrow recipient Enrique Linares, marrow donor Denise Camacho, CMDP staff Patty Owens and Amanda Boughey.

brought together by Bonfils’ Colorado Marrow Donor Program (CMDP). Everyone in the room could feel the embrace between Enrique and Denise as they set eyes on one another for the first time. Each gave heartfelt, emotional remarks to the audience. Enrique thanked Denise for saving his life and Denise thanked Enrique for being a fighter. Introductions such as this one are rare yet serve to inspire others to give of themselves to help a stranger in need. Help us commemorate the 20th anniversary support of the CMDP. There are two ways to help - join the registry at any Bonfils community donor center or mobile blood drive or make a financial contribution to Bonfils Blood Center Foundation to assist the CMDP with its recruitment efforts. You have the power to help save lives.

Why do I have to fill out paperwork every time I donate? Why must I verify my travel every time? Donor feedback is crucial to Bonfils’ mission of saving and enhancing lives.We track donor feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs of our donors. In doing so, we have found that donors often inquire about the donor questionnaire form. Federal regulations require the eligibility of a donor to be determined on the day of collection. Therefore, we cannot use information collected from a past donation for your current donation. This regulation also includes the verification of travel. FDA regulations and the documents we use to qualify a person to donate often change, so the entire qualification process must be completed each time to ensure that any new regulation, policy or procedure is being correctly followed. By following these guidelines, Bonfils can help ensure a safe blood supply for Colorado. We will continue to look for ways to minimize the time taken for this process. MC_994_HeartbeatSummer09.indd 2

Additionally, we encourage donors to complete the feedback survey as you enjoy a few snacks in the designated canteen area. During 2009, any donor who completes a feedback survey after their most recent donation will be eligible to receive a $20 gift card through a bi-monthly random drawing. Your feedback influences our decisions and we are committed to providing the best possible care to our donors. Please visit care/feedback.cfm to provide your feedback online or fill out the survey in the Making Your Blood Donation SAFE brochure right after your donation.

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I R DE P S L I NF Buddy Blood Drop models all nine “gallon” and three Drive for Life lapel pins on blood donor Kathleen Mazzola as she proudly sports her Bonfils apparel.

If you want to show your Bonfils pride, send a picture of you with your Bonfils t-shirt, hat, lapel pin or other Bonfils item along with your name, picture description and contact information to or to

717 Yosemite Street, Denver, CO 80230 Attn: Brooke Benham

and you may appear in a future Heartbeat newsletter or on Bonfils’ Facebook Fan Page @

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