Heartbeat Your Community Blood Center Newsletter
Day 4 Life • Rapids Rally for Donors • Become a Life-saver this Summer • Chip in for Life
PLATELETS PATIENTS While most blood transfusions involve simply matching the patient’s blood type with the donor’s blood type, chronically transfused patients have more complex needs and require a more personalized blood product. Through our state-of-the-art laboratory, Bonfils conducts specialized blood testing called Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing that determines if a donor has special blood properties beyond the typical A, B, O and Rh (positive or negative) typing which can play an important role in the patient’s immune system accepting the transfused platelets. Bonfils maintains a special database of donors who are called upon to make donations to support area patients with specialized blood transfusion needs. Platelet transfusions are not only routinely needed to support cancer therapy, but also used for open-heart surgeries, blood disorders and organ transplants. Platelets are useable for only five days which underscores the importance of and continuous need for donations which can be given every two weeks or up to 24 times a year. Patients in need count on your support. To help Bonfils keep our community platelet inventory at a stable level, please call 303.363.2300, 800.365.0006, opt. 2 or visit www.bonfils.org to schedule your platelet donation appointment or to learn more about automated donation and your preferred donation type. To learn more about leukemia and lymphoma and to help advance the fight against blood cancers, visit www.lls.org. Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in September at the Light The Night Walk to give help and hope to patients in need. Visit http://www.lightthenight.org/rm/ for details.
“Blood donors helped make it possible for me to beat leukemia. Thank you!” – Ryan
Ryan Taylor with his mother Karen
In 2005, Ryan Taylor was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Throughout the 36 months he fought the life-threatening illness, young Ryan endured two surgeries, 20 spinal taps, several blood transfusions and many other medical interventions. With the cancer now in remission he is living a normal life and even playing football on his school team. Ryan’s classmates organized an annual replenishment blood drive in his honor to help other patients in need. Often, cancer patients are transfused with platelets to help their blood counts rebound after chemotherapy treatments. Cancers that start in the bone marrow (such as leukemia) affect the body’s ability to form these blood cells, leading to low platelet counts. On average, leukemia patients can require more than 20 platelet transfusions over a six-month period.
Day 4 Life, in partnership with CBS4, marks the culmination of the Donate Life Month celebration a time designated to raise awareness about the need for all types of donation with a focus on patients suffering from blood cancers. Join Bonfils Blood Center’s Colorado Marrow Donor Program (CMDP) and CBS4 for a special marrow and fundraising drive on Friday, May 7, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Parker and Westminster Walmart locations and Bonfils’ Lowry headquarters. As the potential donor database ages and those over the age of 61 are removed from the Be The Match Registry®, more donors are continually needed to help patients find an unrelated match. Since tissue type is inherited, patients from diverse ethnic backgrounds are less likely to find a matching donor. Today, there simply aren’t enough registry members of diverse racial and ethnic heritage. Adding more diverse members increases the likelihood that all patients will find a life-saving match. Throughout April, CMDP also benefited from the generosity of Pizza Republica who selected CMDP to receive a donation equivalent to 15 percent of all food and wine sales every Monday in April as a part of the restaurant’s ongoing “Charity Monday” program. Funds will help offset the cost of adding new potential donors to the Be The Match Registry®. Additionally, state officials once again recognized Donate Life Month with a house resolution and
OFFERING HELP TO HAITI 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Port-au-Prince
annual blood drive at the Colorado State Capitol. Representatives from CMDP and Donor Alliance were on hand at the capitol to add donors to the Be The Match Registry® and the Colorado Donor Registry. Thanks to community-minded people and organizations we are able to give hope to thousands of patients in need of lifesaving transplants. For more information about Day 4 Life, visit www.cbs4denver.com/ bonfilsbloodcenter. If you can’t make the event, visit a Bonfils community donor center or an upcoming marrow drive to join the registry. To make a financial gift or for more information about CMDP, call 303.363.2345 or visit www.bonfils.org.
Left to right: Bonfils Blood Center President and CEO Thomas C. Puckett; State Representative Spencer Swalm; State Senator Nancy Spence; Bonfils Blood Center’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration Anne Burtchaell; Vice President of Marketing and Community Operations Jessica Maitland; Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Mark Allen; Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Laboratories Mark Thompson.
As a testament of our giving community, Bonfils joined the growing list of community blood centers to aid in the Haiti relief efforts. On March 15, 2010, a package of 25 units of blood was shipped to a partner blood center in Florida where it was repackaged with donations from other blood centers across the nation and sent to the areas where victims are currently being treated.
of supporting the Colorado community at your local blood drives or donor centers that enable us to assist tragedies such as September 11, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and most recently the earthquake in Haiti when called upon.
Bonfils is pleased to share our resources to support this international effort in conjunction with our partners at America’s Blood Centers, In times of tragedy people often look for a way Blood Centers of America and the Armed Services to give back or show support to those who have Blood Program Office. We stand at the ready lost lives, were injured or displaced. Your selfless to provide additional blood donations to sustain blood donation exemplifies that sentiment and Haiti’s ongoing blood needs after local community it is donors like you who give blood as an act needs are met. Units of blood are prepared in Bonfils’ production area for shipment to support Haiti earthquake victims.
Community Donor Centers
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
RAPIDS RALLY FOR DONORS
BOULDER 3113 28th Street Tue & Thurs, 10am - 8pm Wed & Fri, 8am - 6pm Sat, 8am - 4pm
Soccer fans unite for a good cause - helping patients with blood cancers. Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with diseases like leukemia and lymphoma for which a stem cell or marrow transplant could be a cure. Approximately 70 percent of patients are unable to find a donor match within their family and must turn to the Be The Match Registry® in hopes of finding an unrelated donor. Ethnically diverse patients have the greatest difficulty finding a suitable unrelated donor. This summer, Bonfils’ Colorado Marrow Donor Program (CMDP) and the Colorado Rapids are teaming up for the second annual Rapids Rally for Donors, an event aimed at providing hope to patients in need. Rapids Rally for Donors will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., during two regular season game days on Saturday, May 29 vs. Seattle Sounders and Saturday, Sept. 4 vs. Chivas USA. Join Bonfils’ CMDP staff on the concourse atop section 119 at the south side of the stadium to join Be The Match Registry® and be a potential life-saving marrow donor. Joining the registry is fast, easy and painless. Potential donors, between the ages of 18 and 60, will complete a health history and consent form and a small sample of cells will be collected, using a cheek swabbing technique, for initial testing. By tapping into the Colorado Rapids loyal fan base, Bonfils’ CMDP hopes to add hundreds of new potential stem cell or marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®. You can also support CMDP by purchasing discounted tickets to the Saturday, July 17 Kansas City Wizards game for only $20. Along with your ticket, you will receive a Rapids Rally for Donors t-shirt and an on-field half-time experience. All proceeds support the life-saving programs and services of Bonfils Blood Center.
DOWNTOWN DENVER Bus location Corner of 16th and Curtis Every other Tuesday Please check www.bonfils.org for exact dates and times.
PARKER Bus location 11101 S. Parker Road Every other Friday Please check www.bonfils.org for exact dates and times.
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DENVER WEST 13952 Denver West Parkway Building 53, Suite 335 Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm
Highlands Ranch Parkway Center, Building 2 541 West Highlands Ranch Parkway Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm
BE A LIFE-SAVING MATCH SPONSORED
DENVER – LOWRY 717 Yosemite Street Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm
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PUEBLO 3676 Parker Boulevard, Suite 380 Mon, 8am - 4pm Thurs, 11am - 7pm Sat, 8am - noon
To purchase your discounted tickets for the Rapids vs. Wizards game visit www.bonfils.org or call 303.363.2377.
Saving Lives Just Got Easier Do we have your email address? Sign up to create your online account and enjoy the enhanced features and convenience of viewing, scheduling, cancelling and rescheduling your appointments online, as well as managing your personal information and preferences. Visit www.bonfils.org to create your donor account today. You can also provide your email address at your next donation appointment so we can provide you important and timely Bonfils information.
STERLING 106 South 2nd Street Thurs, noon - 6pm 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. www.bonfils.org
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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become a life-saver this summer Summertime can be fun and relaxing with baseball games, trips to the mountains and time at the pool, but unfortunately emergencies and illnesses don’t take a vacation. Keep things flowing all summer long by becoming a life-saver by giving blood for patients in need. In about an hour you can help save up to three lives and help us be prepared for any unforeseen events.
All donors who give blood between June 27 and Aug. 28, 2010, will receive a Bonfils beach towel – a summertime essential. Call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303.363.2300 or 800.365.0006, opt. 2 or visit www.bonfils.org to schedule your appointment to give blood.
Blood donations can decline in the summer, yet the need for blood is constant during this time due to accidents, surgeries and medical treatments.
Bonfils Blood Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Laatt as the new executive director of the blood center’s fundraising arm, Bonfils Blood Center Foundation. Laatt, who brings more than a decade of success in directing local, regional and national fundraising programs, will lead foundation staff and cultivate philanthropic opportunities for the blood center.
Laatt Named Executive Director Laatt has dedicated his career to the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Bonfils Laatt most recently served as vice president of major and planned giving for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
where he directed a $30 million campaign to support MS research. During his tenure at Denver’s Regis University, Laatt managed the aspects of the university’s fundraising efforts including its first comprehensive campaign which raised nearly $83 million. Laatt received a bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. He is also an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable. He is a volunteer with the Special Olympics, served on the board of the Longmont Rotary Club and was president and founding director of Silver Creek High School Foundation. Additionally, Laatt is a former Boulder County Foster Parent to a child he adopted in 1996.
Bonfils Blood Center is a proud promotional partner of Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
The all-new exhibition reveals — through the lenses of anatomy, cardiology, psychology and culture — how the heart nourishes, regulates and sustains life. Take a journey through our most hardworking organ of all as it takes center stage now through July 18, 2010. For complete information or to purchase tickets to BODY WORLDS, visit www.dmns.org.
and BODY WORLDS for generously supporting Bonfils Blood Center.
717 Yosemite Street 303.341.4000
Monday, August 2, 2010
Dear members of our community: For the past 20 years, Bonfils’ Colorado Marrow Donor Program (CMDP) has helped recruit potential marrow donors to give patients with blood-related diseases a second chance at life. Through our new Pay It Forward fundraising initiative we can ensure financial resources are available to cover the costs of registering new marrow donors who are eager to help a patient in need of a life-saving marrow transplant. We appeal to your sense of compassion and willingness to help others. The operating costs for CMDP are substantial and are not reimbursed by health insurance. Funding that had been provided in the past is no longer available and CMDP must raise more than $80,000 this year to assure that its work continues. A little support goes a long way. Each donor who is added to the registry increases the probability that a match for a patient can be found. Your tax-deductable charitable gift of $100 will add one donor to the registry. Your gift of $500 will enable CMDP to add five new donors to the registry. Lives depend on us. Can we count on you to help one or more prospective marrow donors save a life? We have included a self-addressed, prepaid envelope for your convenience or you may prefer to save time by making your gift online at www.bonfils.org. Just click on Financial Gifts and direct your gift for the Colorado Marrow Donor Program. For more information call 303.363.2345 or 800.619.1099. Your contribution makes our work possible and has a direct impact on the lives of patients. With our personal thanks and warm regards,
Thomas C. Puckett President and Chief Executive Officer Bonfils Blood Center
Patty Owens Director Colorado Marrow Donor Program
Bonfils Blood Center and its fundraising arm, Bonfils Blood Center Foundation, are recognized as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Advancing Healthcare. Saving Lives.
We Look Forward to Your Appointment
We realize that things come up in life that disrupt our schedules, but Bonfils reserves appointments especially for you so that we may best respect your time and ensure a positive donation experience. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center immediately at 303.363.2300, 800.365.0006, opt. 2 or visit www.bonfils.org to reschedule online. By honoring your appointment, you’ll help us better manage our staffing needs and appointment schedules as well as our blood product inventory levels to ensure that we are able to provide a safe and adequate blood supply for patients who rely on Bonfils Blood Center and you.
Join us for the 7th annual Chip in for Life golf benefit at Glenmoor Country Club in Cherry Hills Village. Link up your passion for golf and your support for patients by becoming a 2010 Chip in for Life tournament sponsor, golfer or volunteer. All proceeds will support the blood center’s programs such as blood supply and patient safety, mobile blood drives, the Colorado Marrow Donor Program, community outreach, job training and research. Contact email@example.com or call 303.739.4000 for details.
Because life happens. Blood’s journey from donor to patient. Join us for an opportunity to go behind-thescenes and take a journey to discover the steps needed to transform life-saving blood products from donor to patient during a free one-hour tour of Bonfils Blood Center. You’ll meet the member of our leadership team, tour Bonfils’ laboratories and hear from a blood recipient whose life was saved by blood donation. 2010 Tour Schedule Tuesday, May 11 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, June 10 – noon – 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 21 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Tuesday, August 24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 21 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, October 7 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wednesday, November 3 – noon – 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 14 – noon – 1:00 pm To RSVP for a Because Life Happens program or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.739.4000.
Have you thought of leaving Bonfils in your will or estate plans? You do so much to ensure the health of the Colorado community and now you can continue to do so for future generations by creating a legacy. For more information please contact email@example.com or call 303.739.4000.
If you wish to be removed from the foundation mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.341.4000. You will still receive other blood center mailings.
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 2010) generated nearly 40,000 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 achieving an average of 90 percent or above donor participation for blood drives held in January to March 2010. Aerospace Data Facility American Family Insurance Arrupe Jesuit High School BI Incorporated B’Nai Chaim Temple Boulder Valley Christian Church Breckenridge Ski Patrol Buena Vista Community Calvary Community Baptist Church CAMP-MSCD Cherry Creek Plaza II Christ the Servant Lutheran Church CoBiz Financial Colorado State University Pueblo Communication Workers of America/AT&T Concordia Lutheran Church Congregation Emanuel Brotherhood Denver Public Library - Bear Valley Branch Elavon Englewood High School Florence High School Fort Morgan High School Fountain Fort Carson High School Front Range Christian School Front Range Community College - Westminster GeoEye Haxtun Community Heritage College Highlands Ranch High School Home Depot - Longmont Horizon High School Idaho Springs Community Jefferson County Public Schools Administration Building Johns Manville Keystone Resort La Junta High School Landmark Graphics Legacy High School Littleton United Methodist Church Longmont Association of Realtors McKesson Corporation Broomfield Mile Hi Church Moffat County High School Morgan County Ambulance Paul Cardone Replenishment Drive
Quadrant Building Rangeview High School RE/MAX Vail Valley Robinson Dairy Rocky Vista University Smoky Hill Senior High School St. Andrew Methodist Church St. Michael the Archangel State Farm Insurance Stolle Machinery Sunflower Farmers Market Temple Sinai Western Union Willow Creek Elementary
Thank you to the following Silver Level Blood Drive Hosts for achieving an average of 80-89 percent or above donor participation for blood drives held in January to March 2010. Aims Community College Allied Insurance AmeriCorps - NCCC Apex Center Archstone Aspen Grove Hallmark Store Augustana Lutheran Church Baxa Corporation Bechtel, Inc. Boston Market Boulder High School Brush High School Calvary Church - Longmont Castle View High School CDM Charles Schwab Christian Living Communities The Johnson Center Church of the Holy Comforter The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Littleton Stake City of Lakewood City of Lone Tree City of Longmont Colorado Christian University CSG Systems Denver Center for International Studies Denver Zoo DIRECTV DIRECTV Home Services Eastern Hills Community Church EKS&H Emergency Medical Services Corporation Evergreen Library Evergreen Lutheran Church Faith Community Church Littleton First Lutheran Church Longmont Frederic Printing Frontier Airlines GO
George Washington High School Goddard School Golden Library Heritage United Methodist Church Holme Roberts & Owen LLP Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church IHS Inc. ING Johns Manville Kaiser Permanente - Pharmacy CSS Kinder Morgan Kremmling Memorial Hospital District Las Animas Community Lewan & Associates Light of the World Catholic Church Lockheed Martin - Orion McKesson Corporation Westminster Medical Center of Aurora South Campus Metlife Metropoint I Montview Presbyterian Church - Park Hill Community National Jewish Health National Park Service Northeastern Junior College Northglenn Christian Church OSI Pharmaceuticals Our Father Lutheran Church Pinnacle Charter School Pomona High School Ponderosa High School Presbyterian and United Churches of Broomfield Quest Diagnostics Raytheon Polar Services Red Rocks Community College Saunders Construction Silver Creek High School Silverthorne Community Spirit of Christ Catholic Church St. Thomas More Parish Center Standard & Poors Compustat Standley Lake Library Steamboat Springs Community Sterling High School The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center The Shaw Group Thorn Creek Church Tri-State Generation & Transmission Troop 360 - Lyons Community Trust Company of America tw telecom - Quebec United Launch Alliance University of Colorado Cheyenne Arapahoe Residence Hall
University of Colorado Farrand Hall University of Colorado Denver Auraria University of Colorado Denver Facilities Operations Viaero Wireless WOW Internet Cable and Phone Zion Lutheran Church
Thank you to the following Bronze Level Blood Drive Hosts for achieving an average of 70-79 percent or above donor participation for blood drives held in January to March 2010. Adams County Social Services Alamosa Community All Saints Lutheran Church Amgen - Boulder Amgen - Longmont Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Anthem Highlands Community Association Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Arickaree Community Arvada High School Aurora Loan Services Avaya Communications Westminster Ave Maria Catholic Church Bellco Credit Union Blaine Noble Memorial Boulder County Public Health Longmont Office Byers Community Knights of Columbus Byron Rogers Federal Office Building Carbon Valley Community American Legion CaridianBCT Celebration Community Church Centennial High School Chaparral High School Cherry Creek High School Cherry Creek North Church of the Good Shepherd Church Ranch Office Park City of Boulder City of Boulder Public Safety City of Louisville Senior Services Colorado Access Colorado Department of Revenue Colorado Departments of Personnel and Administration/ Labor and Employment Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo Colorado PERA Colorado State University Columbine Library
Comcast - Dry Creek Comcast - Inverness Comcast Business Services Fulton St. Copic Insurance Company Craig Community Craig Hospital Crossroads Church North Crow Hill and Elk Creek Community Curves - Loveland Denver Federal Center Denver Health Hospital Denver Housing Authority Denver International Airport Denver Museum of Nature and Science Department of Corrections Denver Complex DigitalGlobe Dish Network DOC Pueblo Campus DTC Community Belleview Tower ESM Estes Park High School Flagler Community Fremont Correctional Facility Front Range Community College - Longmont Granite Properties Heritage Eagle Bend Community Hernandez Replenishment Drive IBM Immaculate Conception Church Immaculate Heart of Mary Jefferson Unitarian Church Johnson & Wales University Kaiser Legacy King of Glory Church Loveland Kiwanis of Columbine KPMG Lakewood High School Lamar Community LifeBridge Christian Church Limon Community Lockheed Martin - Boulder Lockheed Martin - Waterton Longmont Community Loveland Community sponsored by Philo Loveland Police Department Monte Vista Community National Park Service Lakewood New Hope Presbyterian Church Parkridge Merrill Lynch Performance Cycle Philip S. Miller Library Pikes Peak Christian Church Plaza Tower One Qualcomm
Qwest Communications International Rocky Mountain Arsenal Rocky Mountain Christian Church RTD Salida Community Service Source Sierra Nevada Corporation Sky Ridge Medical Center Smoky Hill Library South Adams County Water and Sanitation St. Anthony Central Hospital St. Mary of Littleton Catholic Church Sun Harley Davidson/Buell Sundyne Corporation Ten West - Westmoor Technology Park The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Denver North Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Denver Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Englewood Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Lakewood Stake The Denver Post The Outlets at Loveland The Promenade Shops at Briargate TIAA-CREF Town of Parker - Town Hall Transwestern Plaza Colorado tw telecom Twin Peaks Mall U.S.D.A. Food and Nutrition Services University of Colorado Engineering Center University of Denver URS Corporation Veterans Affairs Health Administration Center Walmart - 4th & Wadsworth Walmart - Loveland South Warren Tech West Bowles Community Church Western State College Westminster High School Westwood College Online Wheat Ridge High School Wheat Ridge Regional Center Whole Foods - Washington Park World Trade Center Xcel Energy - Pawnee Power Plant Xcel Energy - TSB Building XILINX
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BENEFACTORS Financial Gifts and Grants Received January 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010 Individuals Anonymous (60) Cecily D. and Philip S. Abel Douglas Abraham D. Trent Ahlenius Brennan and Nisha Alden William R. Alldredge Katy K. Allen Mark D. Allen Dr. Daniel R. and Katharine W. Ambruso
S. Dirk and Lori A. Anderson Susan L. Anderson Jennifer Applehans Patrick Argall Chandel Ashby Theresa V. Baldwin Christine A. Balich Adrianne S. Ballentine Catherine Baltierra Desiree D. Banka Mike and Marcia Barbalacci
Karen Baum Michelle L. Baxter Dr. David W. Becker, Jr. Brooke Benham Judith Benham The Berninzoni Family Audrey Bixler Ginger J. Black Michelle Blackford Cora Lee Block Louis C. and Shirley F. Bortz
Carolyn A. Boston Amanda Boughey William J. and Lorna Bourke Adrijana V. Bowie Carolyn Bradley Rianna L. Brohl Kenneth B. and Mary Kay Buckius Tiffany L. Burnett Bonnie L. and Lou Burno Jason Burns
The Burtchaell Family Michael W. Byrne Erica V. Cain Kenneth W. and Deborah K. Campbell Jackie K. Campeau The Charles Cannon Family Rose Y. Caro Stephanie Carpenter Charles M. and Judith A. Carter Tami Cass
Denis W. Chon Brian Clausen David Clausen Dr. Toby P. and Paulene M. Cole Scott Collins Christopher T. and Mary Connelly Marion Cook Andrew and Wendy Cookler Donna J. Cottrell-Cooter Lisa Crocetta
Alan E. and Lynda K. Crow Wanda R. Cummings Kathyrn Cunningham Jennifer L. Davis Rebecca Davis Linda B. DeChow Rochelle DeVargas Floyd B. Dickerson Angela L. Dirr Paul E. Dopp Abigail M. and Patrick R. Dorn Heather A. Doty Monique Duran Sophia Duran Marjorie E. Eddy Anthony W. and Patricia J. Edwards Phyllis A. and Larry E. Eifler William W. Elfenbein Lawrence R. and Deborah A. Ellis James A. and June E. Englehorn Timothy R. and Jeanne Englert Mary A. Eno Christopher F. Erskine April M. Estrada Barbara J. Evans Mark H. and Linda M. Evans Janna Fair Eugene E. and Tammy L. Feher Thomas A. and Kristin K. Feldkamp Steven and Debra Fendrich Janie Ferrari Jenifer and Trevor Fink Robert B. Fisher Ryan P. and Britta E. Fisher James and Diana Fitzgerald Crosby and Sally H. Foster James A. and Sharon L. Fredinburg Utah P. and Sheila Gannon Frank B. and Dolores Garcilaso Larry and Michele Geiger Dr. Lloyd D. and Mrs. Mary Gelman Andrew M. Gerber Diane M. Gibason Monique R. and Richard L. Gilstrap Julie D. Goldberg Faun R. Gomez Thomas and Brooke Gordon Cecilia Grandinetti Michele Gravina Darcy M. Hagerman Radean H. Hahn Wendy A. Hall Michele Hamilton Ramona Hansen Tammika Hardney Richard A. and Lisa Harris Patricia Hayford Joseph W. Heard Scott Heath Grant G. Helling Susan Henderson Soledad Hernandez Theodore A. Hibbs David Hillery Joy Hiraki and Randy Nakagawa Douglas P. Hoffer Rose P. Holman James V. and Aarin W. Holmes Shawna D. Hooten Janine Hopkins Debbie S. Horner Marlene Hounshell Martha R. Houser and Richard Rosenblatt Kristine A. Jahnke James B. and Leslie S. Jenkins Lila A. Jimenez Haley Johnson Cindy M. Joswiak Karen Kappius Gail M. Keeley Kathy R. Kelly Violet Kemena Melody Ann Kerr Chris and Terri Kim
Deborah King Eleanor R. King Maryann Klements Nancy J. Kline Richard L. Klinkerman Carol Knowles Sherrylene Knuth Carol B. Koch Dr. Richard P. and Lucretia V. Koeppe Lynn E. Korus Diane J. Kraft Beth Krapes Scott A. Kuehn Victor Kushdilian Ann S. Kusic 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 Philip and Monica LaSarre Dean B. and Barbara A. Laudeman Jennifer M. LaVerdure Sheron A. Lavery Kenneth and Shauna Levinson Brenda L. Logan Thomas F. and Deborah Long Paula J. Longo Michelle M. Lowry Linda M. Lucero Tina Lucero Maria Mashenka Lundberg Fredrick S. and Jacqueline Lunger John W. Lungerhausen Kelly L. and Catherine L. Lytle Gilbert Madrid Jessica Maitland and James Shaffer Larry Maitland Patricia A. Markesbery Jamie Martens Perry Martin Marty J. Mashe Stanley P. and Linda J. Massey Louis and Maureen Matis Jeffrey S. May Barry and Cleta McCann Christine McCarty Thomas B. and Katherine L. McKinnell Michelle F. McPeck Michael L. McQuistan Dale and Elizabeth Miller Lori A. Miller Leila Hahn Mills Jill Minard Edward R. Moore Laura Moses-Granger Michael A. and Natalie O. Mount Peter and Sally Nadel Lenora Nearen, CPA, P.C. Jeannine M. and Gerald E. Nelson Kathleen B. Nemmers Deborah K. Norton John G. Nothnagel Nanine A. Odell Peter and Beth B. Ornstein Sheron Owen Patricia A. Owens William G. Owens Joe and Dede Pahl Art W. and Buff E. Palm Gary L. and Brooke L. Palumbo Glenn and Lucille Parham Regina E. Pawlyshyn Heidi Pearlman Dr. Mark H. and Andrea F. Pearlman Phillip J. and Mary A. Peloquin Heidi Pennington Mardi Pennington Lynden E. and Beth Petersen Renee Powers Janice A. Prebyl
Michele Preston Charlie Propernick Thomas C. and Judith D. Puckett Karen M. Quintana Gina S. Ramirez Marilyn Randall Mark M. Randall Mary C. Raye Diana L. Renn Shelly L. Reusch Bob Roberts Debbie Robinson Ron B. and Rosanne Robinson Peggy Rodriguez Linda Romero Charlotte G. Root Paul and Carol Rose Laura Rowe Charles H. and Charla Rudolph Antonio B. Ruiz Amy M. Russell Stanley and Federicka Sadowski Michael G. Salardino Patricia Salazar Tammy Salazar Sarah Salyer Dr. Robert B. and Clarice V. Sawyer Natalie J. and Scott A. Schafer Robin Schaffer Deborah Scherer Pam Schleu Cherie Schmidt Steven J. and Toni A. Schreivogel Julia and James D. Scott Sharon Scott Sharon K. Seemann Dr. William G. and Deborah C. Self Karen Sellars Nanita S. Sena Katherine L. Shaw Paul Shea Jane E. Simmons Jacob J. and Dr. Catherine K. Skokan 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 Richard G. Spurlock Ivan W. Stahlecker Crystal Stanley Jenna and Eric Stern Howard P. and Gilda L. Stevens Stormi C. Stewart John R. and Kristina P. Stowell Marty Straley Leslie A. Strate and Timothy B. Moore Kenneth K. Stuart Margo K. Suzuki Harvey E. and Naomi C. Swan Mary G. Symonton and Gladys M. Palrang Joseph P. and Eileen Talty James S. and Judy B. Taylor C. Mark and Linda Thompson David Thompson Patricia Thompson Peggy W. Thompson Nancy J. Thompson-Lloyd Robert W. and M. Jean Thresher Mary H. Tilger John E. and Grace R. Tomich Terrance N. and Carol A. Troupe Randy M. and Lisa J. Tuomala John A. and Dixie L. Turner Mildred G. Urdahl Mitchell S. Uyeno Andrew P. Vander Ploeg Carol Vanmeter
Cathy Vaughan-Grabowski and James E. Grabowski John C. and Marcia C. Vaughey Anthony L. Vaughns Deborah A. Vaught Bernadette Vigil Lucinda Vink Marianne and John Virgili William C. Wallace Gaylon E. Wamble Chad C. Waters Gregory L. Weipert Dr. Bush and Mrs. Virginia L. White Evan W. and Caroline Williams Pamella Wilson Duane K. Wise Robert L. Wiswell John F. and Elizabeth J. Witecki Nancy Wollen Cheryl Wren Joseph W. and Elizabeth A. Wuest Jane Wynn Heather Younger Amy Yuda Julie Zaveral Jamison P. and Adela H. Zich
Corporations and Organizations American National Bank The Boeing Company CaridianBCT CoBank Fashion Pot Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company The Harris Law Firm PC Hospital Shared Services Intermountain Jewish News, Inc. Ipsos Reid L.P. KeyBank, N.A. Lenora Nearen, CPA, P.C. The McGraw-Hill Companies Native American Bank, NA Pall Corporation Recreational Equipment, Inc. Stark Winter Schenkein & Co., LLP United Launch Alliance Foundations and Trusts Association of Certified Fraud Examiners College of American Pathologists/CAP Foundation Colorado Evans Scholars The Colorado Trust The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County Community Health Charities of Colorado* Halliburton Foundation, Inc. Hewit Family Foundation HP Company Foundation ISEC Foundation Kettering Family Foundation Knights of Columbus Mile High United Way* Our Lady of the Woods Church Poudre Valley Health System Foundation Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation United Way Of Southeastern Pennsylvania* University of Colorado Violet M. Johnson Family Foundation Wellpoint Foundation* *donor-designated gifts Legacy Society Anonymous (1) Wilda Alice Berry Estate Ben F. and Kristen M. Bye Bertha J. Davidson Estate Harold C. and Myrtle Dowell Estate
James and June Englehorn James and Marjorie Espy Norrene Harker Estate Edith von Kaulla Estate Shauna T. Levinson Lori A. Miller Jodi Muser Lawrence Richards Margery M. Wilson Estate
In-Kind Donations BookCliff Vineyards Breckenridge Resorts Burnsley Hotel Colorado Avalanche Colorado Rapids Colorado Rockies Culinary Connectors Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver Museum of Nature and Science Denver Nuggets Dominos Pizza Einstien Bros The Espresso Affair FSN Rocky Mountain Gilr Scout Troop #118 Girl Scout Troop #1266 Girl Scout Troop #3639 Josh McGirk Theraputics KCNC - CBS4 Keystone Resorts KUSA - 9News Midas Moda Nina and Dennis Faull NSO Press Inc. Pizza Republica Salon Tobie Urban Spa Savory Spice Shop Sephora Soda Creek Pizza Stranahanâ€™s Colorado Whiskey In Honor of Deana Bennett John B. and Bette B. Wisotski Blood Drive Participants - St. Andrew United Methodist Church James B. and Beverly A. Warner Blood Recipients Jerrell D. Wills Bonfils Blood Center Antonio R. Hill Lloyd Case The Case Family Lupe Cervantes Kip M. Hardcastle Christina Firouztash Kerry Rodden Five-Year Service to Bonfils Blood Center and the Community Andrea K. Light Dr. Ben Galloway John M. Clikeman Ema Garner Anonymous Dale L. Goodell and the Colorado Marrow Donor Program Nancy Greene Virginia Gorham Richard C. and Lorraine H. Gorham Lyman & Willette Hill John L. Hill Tammy Kauffman Anonymous Reid Levin Stuart H. and Robin L. Pack Connor Randall James H. and Harless A. Tilger
In Memory of Paul Beattie John and Mary Beattie Linda Bell Bryan and Stacey Thomas Mary Blanchett Rebecca C. and Hank H. Samson, III Linda J. Vos Steven Carr Ruth A. Carr Andrew Claymon Eric and Melinda J. Phannenstiel Mallory Funaro Beverly Funaro Violet Greenstreet Londell and Debra Ackley Center USDA Service Center Monte Vista USDA Service Center Center Soil Conservation District Mrs. Bill Greenstreet Imogene Guy Dale A. Melton Charles E. Reed Mary Louise Harris Clayton D. and Suanne J. Carr Syd Harrison James C. and Cindy Tanner Charles C. and Deborah A. Turner Allen and Evelyn Hein John L. Hill Alan Hess Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. John Humphreys Theodore and Elizabeth Hogeman Tina M. Hogeman Fran Hofmann Shelley Hofmann Dave Inman Charles and Raylene Shultz Dorothy Levinson Anonymous Dr. Sunder J. Mehta Dr. Pushpa S. Mehta Richard Pino Genevieve Pino-Heline Rowena Robert and Patty Lacerte Thomas J. Lacerte James Ryan Brett W. and Debbie M. Carpenter Everett G. Parsons Co. Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Ells Helen Grout Heidi Hanson-Keller and William J. Keller Phoenix Restaurant Henri Senes Anonymous Thomas Skokan Anonymous Joyce and Daniel Stenson James R. and Beverly D. Stenson LeRoy Stiny Ernest L. and Rita L. Stone Eleanor Tisherman Anonymous Keith Vargo Wayne and Patricia Vargo Brian Walker Shirley L. Walker Holly J. White Travis W. Keafer Linda Young David L. Young
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60-GALLONS AND COUNTING... Bonfils salutes retired U.S. Air Force
Master Sergeant and veteran blood donor Bill Burnham’s high gallon success. Over the last 29 years, Bill’s selfless donations have saved and enhanced more than 1,440 lives. Bill’s allegiance to this life-saving habit is the essence of American blood donors.
June 14th is World Blood Donor Day
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World Blood Donor Day is a day dedicated to thanking and celebrating voluntary blood donors. This date is also marked by the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the creator of the ABO blood group system, for which he won the Nobel Prize. One of the main goals of the World Blood Donor Day is to encourage community members to give blood helping to ensure the availability of safe blood for transfusion.