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Your Community Blood Center Newsletter | Winter 2011

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Giving the Gift of Life 480 Times Over What do blood, balloons and lapel pins all have in common? All were part of the recognition celebrations of committed lifelong donors Ned Habich and Jodi Muser in their accomplishment of reaching the 60-gallon milestone. Last year, both were honored on the day of their 480th blood donation with a lapel pin with a ruby chip. Ned and Jodi are among the few Bonfils donors to reach this high-gallon achievement, Jodi being Bonfils’ first woman to do so. Jodi’s donation journey started in the early 1960s at age 18, donating blood for the first time when her boss had surgery. She later converted to platelet donations when Bonfils began offering the option in 1993. Despite a knee surgery in January


2009 which precluded her from donating for a year, Jodi was still determined to return to blood donation and meet her high-gallon goal. At the urging of his mother, Ned gave his first blood donation as a high school student in 1963 at a community blood drive in Miami, Ariz. Ned continued his lifesaving habit and began donating platelets with Bonfils after he moved to Colorado in 1990. The habit of generosity surges through Ned and Jodi’s veins. Together, their selfless donations have saved and enhanced the lives of as many as 2,800 patients in need. Ned and Jodi encourage others to help the community, as both are true inspirations to all blood donors.

Community Partner Appreciation CELEBRATION

On Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 Bonfils will host our 8th annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The event will honor nearly 700 donors who have reached 10 gallons or more in 2010, as well as financial contributors, community and healthcare partners, marrow donors, Bonfils ambassadors, gold level blood-drive host organizations and volunteers. In 2010, Bonfils accomplished so much and we are proud to honor these achievements with the dedicated supporters who make our lifesaving work possible. Five awards will bePartner given to the following members of the Bonfils community who went Community above and beyond in 2010: CELEBRATION Marrow Donor Program Outstanding Partner – • Dr. Ben Galloway Community Partner Award – • ColoradoAppreciation Presented to Poudre Valley Medical Center for providing support to Bonfils’ CMDP and contributing to public awareness about marrow/stem cell donation.

• Outstanding Blood Drive Partner Award – Presented to Spirit of Christ Catholic Church for their significant achievement in the areas of growth, donor participation, volunteer and liaison support, creativity in promotion and overall performance of their blood drive program.

Presented to Lincoln Financial Media, a community organization that has demonstrated a strong commitment to Bonfils Blood Center during the last year which resulted in enhanced understanding of Bonfils and increased participation in our programs.

• Foundation Leadership Award – Presented to Brigadier General (Retired) Edwin S. Wittbrodt by the Bonfils Blood Center Foundation for being an exemplary supporter. • Volunteer of the Year Award – Presented to Katie Barger, Niwot High School, who has gone above and beyond in supporting Bonfils in a volunteer capacity throughout the last year.

blood drives to celebrate Thank you and congratulations to the following organizations that will celebrate 30 years of saving lives in their community through hosting blood drives with Bonfils Blood Center. Collectively, these organizations have positively impacted the lives of nearly 53,000 patients in our community and beyond. Covidien Kaiser Permanente - Westminster Las Animas Community Limon Community Northglenn High School

30 years

of saving lives Our Father Lutheran Church Smoky Hill Senior High School Thornton High School U.S.D.A. Food and Nutrition Services



THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BENEFACTORS IN-KIND DONATIONS 24 Hour Fitness Albertsons - Lowry Alpine Angling Flyfishing Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Autawash Bimbo Bakery Boondocks Fun Center Bull & Bush California Pizza Kitchen Cheesecake Factory Cherry Creek Shopping Center Chick-fil-A Colorado Rockies Comcast

Comedy Works Dairy Queen Denver Broncos Denver Zoo Dominos Pizza Double Tree Hotel Denver Downtown Aquarium Einstein Bros. Bagels Embassy Suites Hotel FM Sports Radio 104.3 The FAN Frightmare Frontier Business Products Henry Wurst, Inc.

Hotel Monaco INVESCO Field at Mile High Iron Mountain John V. and Pam McDermott KCNC - CBS4 Lucky Strike Lanes McDonalds Merrill Lynch MillerCoors Brewing Company Network Global Logistics Pall Corporation


In Honor of Dr. Ben Galloway David W. and Kim C. Route In Honor of Christopher Nelson Jennifer D. Cerf In Honor of Wayne Sevcik Cheryl A. Sevcik

In Memory of Ric Delaney Tiffany L. Burnett

In Honor of Harvey Swan William J. and Lorna Bourke

In Memory of Mallory Funaro Beverly Funaro

In Honor of Ryan Thompson Harley D. and Patricia A. Rinerson

In Memory of Pat Haberer Marion Nesladek

In Memory of Barbara Behnke Carol Bell Nancy A. Carnes Joseph J. and Virginia M. Gaba Patricia A., Raymond J. and Benjamin L. Harves Jennifer Hehman Janet M. McNabb

Sysco Food Services of Denver Tattered Cover Book Store The Denver Center for the Performing Arts The Denver Post The Duffy Roll Café The Pepsi Bottling Group Wahoo’s Fish Taco Walmart - Parker Wit’s End Comedy Club

GIFTS OF $500 AND GREATER Dorothy Ryan John F. and Tracy D. Sexauer Thomas R. and Marcia Snyder Donald G. and Mary L. Thomas Judith J. Zetting

In Honor of Lauren Trujillo Deborah L. Trujillo

Peter and Nicole Tedstrom Pizza Republica Reglera Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steakhouse Savory Spice Shop Small Luxury Hotels of the World Soda Creek Pizza Starbucks - Lowry Starbucks - Happy Canyon Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

INDIVIDUALS Anonymous (3) Mrs. Daniel G. Bills Dr. Jodi A. Chambers Marc Espinosa Steven D. Franklin Dr. Ben and Mrs. Jean Galloway Dr. Paul J. McCarthy and Orla C. O’Callaghan Peter J. and Brenda M. Plowshay Rick Sauser Tim Stones Nicholas E. Sweeney

In Memory of Shawn Schwaller Tricia E. Schwaller In Memory of Floyd Stallsworth Netty Link In Memory of Holly White Travis W. Keafer In Memory of Mary Wisotski John B. and Bette B. Wisotski

BUSINESSES and ORGANIZATIONS Bank of America CaridianBCT Cresa Partners-Denver, Inc. Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman, P.C. Fresenius Kabi, LLC Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP Lakewood Electric

Novartis Diagnostics Pall Corporation Pinnacol Assurance Saunders Construction, Inc. Stericycle The Greek Orthodox Assumption Cathedral University of Colorado Hospital

FOUNDATIONS and FUNDRAISING ASSOCIATIONS Boettcher Foundation Community Health Charities of Colorado* KeyBank Foundation Mile High United Way* Poudre Valley Health System Foundation The Comcast Foundation Virginia W. Hill Charitable Foundation Walter and Elizabeth Lipe Trust *donor-designated gifts



OR ND . YA R R E BE WARM. BE M Proud sponsor of National Blood Donor Month in January

This winter, Bonfils reminds you that giving of yourself is the best gift of all. Resolve to save lives by giving blood and you’ll provide hope for patients in need and warm the hearts of their families and friends. Help us celebrate National Blood Donor Month in January by becoming one of the nearly 3,000 blood donors required each week to meet the needs of our community and be prepared for both unexpected and seasonal events, such as flu season. All donors who give blood now through Saturday, Jan. 22, will receive a cozy long-sleeve t-shirt (while supplies last).

Call 303.363.2300 or 800.356.0006, opt. 2 or visit to schedule your appointment online to give blood. 6

Your charitable contribution is an investment in Bonfils Blood Center’s lifesaving mission. Name(s) (Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr.)___________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Home Address_________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ City _________________________________________________ State_________________________________Zip______________ Work Phone___________________________________________ Home Phone__________________________________________ Cell Phone____________________________________________ Email________________________________________________ Please do not list my name when donors are recognized.




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TOURS AND PRESENTATIONS Join us! Bonfils offers a variety of free resources to educate schools, corporate and community groups interested in learning more about our lifesaving work. Learn about the important role blood plays in sustaining life at a My Blood, Your Blood presentation. This free educational resource is offered to elementary, middle and high school students as well as youth-based community groups. This informative program is produced by


America’s Blood Centers, the association of independent U.S. blood centers, to give students information about blood components, circulation and the importance of blood donation. For more information about the My Blood, Your Blood program or to schedule a tour at Bonfils Blood Center’s Headquarters please contact or call 303.363.2377.

Recognizing our generous benefactors who support Bonfils is our priority in 2011. This winter, a new recognition wall will be unveiled in the entrance at Bonfils’ Lowry Headquarters which will highlight top life-time benefactors, high-gallon donors and other supporters.

IT’S A FACT: one whole blood donation can save and enhance the lives of up to three patients. But, did you know financial gifts are another way to make a meaningful impact in Bonfils’ lifesaving mission? In 2010, Bonfils collected 152,000 units of blood that benefited up to 456,000 patients in our community and beyond. Collecting, processing, testing and distributing blood products are no small tasks. It takes a team of nearly 400 professionals working 24 hours a day, seven days a week and $132,000 each day to operate the blood center’s programs and services to fulfill our commitment to the Colorado community. Giving blood is just one way to help save a life. That is why Bonfils Blood Center’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the blood center, seeks financial contributions to support the state-of-the-art equipment, maintain our facilities and provide programs, education and services to the community. Many of these contributions are secured through grant awards, corporate gifts, planned giving activities and targeted fundraising events.

Recently, the new Leadership Society was created for benefactors who make an annual gift of $1000 or more. The Leadership Society exemplifies a benefactor’s dedication to help ensure the work of Bonfils lives on to touch the lives of patients in need and to make tomorrow’s dreams today’s realities. A few of the benefits include: • Invitations to special events • Recognition in Bonfils’ publications including the Heartbeat newsletter and the annual report • The opportunity to connect with other Leadership Society members — people who share the same passion of ensuring a safe and adequate blood supply This opportunity is just one of the many ways that your vision for the future and your commitment to Bonfils will help countless patients who depend on blood products for open-heart surgeries, cancer therapies, treatment of blood disorders and organ transplants.

Because everyone’s giving situation is unique, Bonfils offers multiple ways to support the foundation to help ensure we maximize philanthropic impact in a way that offers the most tax benefit. For more information about funding priorities, the Leadership Society or to make a financial contribution, please contact or call 303.261.2820. 11

THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY Thank you to the following Gold Level Blood Drive Hosts for achieving an average of 90 percent or above donor participation for blood drives. Alex Jaso Replenishment Drive Allied Insurance Arapahoe County Administration Arapahoe County Courthouse Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Arvada Covenant Church Ascension Lutheran Church Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. BI Incorporated Callahan Capital Partners Capital IQ Compustat CH2M Hill CIGNA Corp. Colorado Casualty Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Colorado Mental Health Institute - Fort Logan Colorado Sickle Cell Association Columbine High School Comcast Business Services - Fulton St. Denver Public Library University Hills Branch Department of Corrections Denver Complex Developmental Pathways E-470 Public Highway Authority Elavon Florence High School Fourway Baptist Church Front Range Christian School Golden Farmers Market Holy Family High School Horizon High School Jones International Josh Frank Replenishment Drive

Kennedy High School Lafayette Community Peach Festival Lewan & Associates McClave High School Mental Health Center of Denver Moffat County High School Montbello High School Mountain Range High School National Entertainment Network National Jewish Health Oracle Our Lady of the Visitation Parkridge Merrill Lynch Philip S. Miller Library Ponderosa High School Pueblo West High School Quadrant Building Qualcomm Rocky Vista University Silver Creek High School Skyline High School Summit County Elks Tara Jamison Replenishment Drive Temple Sinai The Shaw Group Thornton High School Trapper Days Trapper Mining Company University of Colorado Evans Scholar House Western Area Power Administration Thank you to the following Silver Level Blood Drive Hosts for achieving an average of 80-89 percent donor participation for blood drives. Abiding Hope Lutheran Church Adams County Administration Building Adams County Attorney’s Office Adams State College

Aerospace Data Facility Air Methods Akron Community All Souls Catholic Church American Family Insurance Amgen - Boulder Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Apex Center Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP Arvada Community Aspen Grove Hallmark Store Atlas Pacific Aurora Loan Services BACKCOUNTRY BREWERY Bennett High School Bishop Machebeuf High School Breckenridge Community Brookfield Properties Broomfield High School Burlington Community Catholic Health Initiatives Celestial Seasonings Centennial High School Centennial Medical Plaza Charles Schwab City of Boulder Public Safety City of Lakewood City of Lone Tree City of Westminster Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration Colorado State University Colorado State University - Pueblo Columbine Library Cotopaxi High School Craig Community Dean Foods/WhiteWave Foods Deer Trail Community Denver Health Hospital Denver Public Library Main Branch DIRECTV Eads High School Evergreen Library

Fairview High School Faith Community Church - Littleton Family Campers & RVers Fountain Fort Carson High School Frederic Printing Frontier Airlines GO Golden High School Granite Properties Immaculate Conception Church Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy CSS Kaiser Permanente Stapleton Support Keymark Enterprises Kinder Morgan La Junta Community/ AVRMC Lafarge North America Lafayette Community Legacy Partners Level 3 Communications, Inc. Limon Community Littleton Adventist Hospital Lockheed Martin Deer Creek Lockheed Martin - Orion Lockheed Martin Waterton Lockton Companies Longmont United Hospital Longs Peak United Methodist Church Means-Knaus Partners Medical Group Management Association Metlife Metropoint I Money Gram International Montview Presbyterian Church - Park Hill Community Niwot High School Northwest Church of Christ Oppenheimer Funds Peterson Air Force Base Pickens Technical College Prairie View High School Presbyterian and United Churches of Broomfield

Qwest Communications International Rampart and Water Systems, Inc. Rangeview High School Raytheon Polar Services Regis University Student Center Sky Ridge Medical Center Smoky Hill Library Sounds True St. Andrew Methodist Church St. Theresa Catholic Church - Frederick St. Thomas More Parish Center Staples, Inc. Starbucks - North Longmont Sterling Correctional Facility Stolle Machinery Sun Harley Davidson/ Buell Sunflower Farmers Market Ten West - Westmoor Technology Park The Integer Group Thompson Valley High School To The Rescue Town of Superior TransFirst Transwestern Sherman St. Transwestern Broadreach 1999, LLC Tri-State Generation & Transmission tw telecom - Quebec U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services UCAR/NCAR - Center Green University of Colorado School of Law University of Colorado Denver - Auraria Vail Community Arrabelle at Vail Square Walmart - Castle Rock

National Donor Day, Feb. 14 Instead of flowers and candy, give a truly heartfelt gift to your community this Valentine’s Day – the gift of life. Bonfils invites you to celebrate National Donor Day on Feb. 14, 2011 by giving something of yourself. Various donation options include giving blood, joining the Be The Match Registry® through Bonfils’ 12

Colorado Marrow Donor Program, registering to become an organ and tissue donor and making a financial contribution to Bonfils Blood Center Foundation. Visit to learn more about these donation opportunities.

Thanks to the following companies and organizations for being an important part of our lifesaving mission. Collectively, their blood drives (August - November 2010) generated more than 51,000 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. Walmart - Elizabeth Warren Tech Western State College Westminster High School Westwood College Online Westwoods Community Church Xcel Energy - LAR Yampa Valley Medical Center YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Zion Lutheran Church Thank you to the following Bronze Level Blood Drive Hosts for achieving an average of 70-79 percent donor participation for blood drives. AAA Colorado Adams City High School Advanced Circuits Alamosa Community American Water Works Association Amgen - Longmont Anthem Highlands Community Association Arickaree Community Arvada Elks & American Legion Avaya Communications Westminster Avista Hospital Bear Creek High School B’Nai Chaim Temple Boulder Valley Christian Church Boulder Valley Schools Broomfield United Methodist Church Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, P.C. Buena Vista Community CableLabs Calvary Church Longmont Calvary Community Baptist Church Cañon City High School CaridianBCT Centaurus High School

Chaparral High School Chatfield High School Cherry Creek Plaza The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Denver North Stake The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Littleton Stake Church of the Risen Christ City and County of Broomfield City and County of Denver City of Louisville Senior Services City of Thornton Colorado Access Colorado Department of Human Services Colorado Department of Local Affairs Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Colorado School of Mines Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility Comcast - Dry Creek Comcast - Inverness Comcast QCII - Quebec Communication Workers of America/AT&T Concordia Lutheran Church Copic Insurance Co. Craig Hospital Crow Hill and Elk Creek Community Drive D’ Evelyn Junior Senior High School Dawson School Denver Country Club Denver Department of Human Services Denver International Airport Denver Public Library Bear Valley Branch Denver Water Department Department of Law Dish Network

Douglas County Government Downtown Denver Community DTC Community Belleview Tower Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center FHWA-CFLHD Fort Lupton High School Frederick Ross Company Gateway Christian Church GE Analytical Instruments, Inc. GeoEye Golden Library Great-West Life Greenwood Village City Hall Heritage Eagle Bend Community High Point Financial Group, LLC Holly Community Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP IBM ICAT ING JACKSON Jefferson County Public Schools Administration Building Jefferson County Public Schools Maintenance Department Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Jefferson Unitarian Church Johns Manville - Littleton Kaiser Legacy Kaiser Permanente Southwest Kaiser Permanente Westminster Key Equipment Finance King Soopers Bakery Plant Kiwanis of Columbine Kremmling Memorial Hospital District La Veta Fire Protection District

Lakewood Community Lamar Community Legacy Partners Commercial, Inc. Littleton United Methodist Church Loveland Area SaturdayImmanuel Lutheran Loveland Community sponsored by Philo McGuckin Hardware McKesson Corporation Westminster Mile Hi Church Monte Vista Community National Business Center National Park Service Northern Hills Christian Church Northglenn Christian Church Northglenn High School Omni Institute Outlets at Silverthorne Paychex Peak to Peak Charter School Pearl Street Community Penrose Community Pikes Peak Christian Church Pinnacol Assurance Platte Canyon Community Church ProLogis Ptarmigan at Cherry Creek Quest Diagnostics RE/MAX Headquarters Red Rocks Community College Republic National Distributing Co. Saint Frances Cabrini Service Source Sierra Nevada Corp. Spectra Logic Spirit of Christ Catholic Church St. Anthony North/Centura Health St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center St. Michael the Archangel Standley Lake Library State of Colorado MVD-DEC Sundyne Corporation Sunrise Medical The 410 Building The Denver Post The Hillcrest of Loveland The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center The Outlets at Loveland TIAA-CREF Town of Parker - Town Hall Travelport Triad Office Park Trust Company of America tw telecom U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.D.A. Food and Nutrition Services UCAR/NCAR - Foothills Lab United Launch Alliance University of Colorado University of Colorado Engineering Center University of Colorado Denver - Facilities Management URS Corporation Vail Board of Realtors Viaero Wireless Walmart - Loveland South Walmart - Parker West Bowles Community Church West Point Western Union Westminster Christian Church Westminster Church of the Nazarene World Trade Center Xcel Energy - Pawnee Power Plant XILINX

Changes In Donor Eligibility Requirements Bonfils recently implemented changes to its policy surrounding body piercing deferrals that could increase the pool of eligible donors. Previously, donors were ineligible to give blood for 12 months if the piercing was not performed in a physician’s office using a single-use needle. Effective Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, the new policy states that donors who have had a piercing within

the last 12 months, in which a single-use sterile needle was used, are eligible to donate. If a singleuse needle was not used, the donor will be deferred for one year from the date of the piercing. Places like Claire’s stores and similar establishments are now acceptable. This revised piercing policy is in alignment with the FDA’s guidelines and its Universal Donor Health Questionnaire. 13



Bonfils Blood Center’s 8th annual Chip in for Life golf benefit will tee off on Monday, Aug. 1, at Glenmoor Country Club in Cherry Hills Village. Last year’s tournament raised nearly $75,000 to support the lifesaving work of Bonfils Blood Center and we hope to surpass that amount this year. To link up your passion for golf and giving back to the community by becoming a tournament sponsor, golfer or volunteer, contact or call 303.361.3100.

Bonfils Expands Support To Cancer Patients

Dave undergoing a collection at Bonfils’ Lowry Donor Center

Bonfils is among the first centers in the nation to participate in this cutting-edge medical treatment whereby a patient’s own white blood cells are harvested and later mixed with a drug designed to target prostate cancer cells and then re-infused into each patient’s own treated blood. To date, physicians from four local cancer treatment centers have referred seven patients to Bonfils to collect the cells needed to make PROVENGE®. The first was Dave H. who hails from Silver Cliff, Colo. located about 50 miles west of Pueblo. Dave was surprised by his diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2007 since he participated in regular health screenings which did not indicate signs of the disease. Dave endured typical treatments to combat the cancer for months following his diagnosis. Then a college friend who resides in the Seattle area told him about a company working on a drug to treat prostate cancer. That drug was Dendreon’s PROVENGE®. 14

Last May, Bonfils embarked on an exciting role to support prostate cancer patients through a partnership with a Seattle-based pharmaceutical company, Dendreon which created a “vaccine” called PROVENGE® to help treat advanced stages of the cancer.

Dave discussed the treatment option with his physician and he made his first visit to Bonfils in June for his first of three collections of white blood cells. Dave’s wife commented that she noticed that the immunotherapy gave him a boost of energy after each infusion. Additionally, Dave revealed that his prostate-specific antigen count continues to shrink. This fall, Dave and his wife enjoyed an extended vacation in the east including hikes in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and a visit to Hilton Head, SC. We wish Dave and his family the best and look forward to providing help and hope to more patients battling against the disease. Bonfils is proud to partner with Dendreon on this exciting medical breakthrough. Dendreon is already working to expand this type of cellular therapy to treat a variety of other cancers and we hope to grow our partnership to support those efforts.

Thanks to the tried and true Broncos fans, blood donors and community partners who took part in Drive for Life XIII. The state’s largest singleday blood drive collected more than 1,200 lifesaving units through pre-event collections and 721 event day donations. Additionally, 21 generous individuals gave a double red cell donation, or two donations at once, and 205 potential new donors were blood typed at the event. The blood typed “donors on reserve” were eligible for an exclusive yearlong Broncos Country Donor Club membership. Bonfils’ Colorado Marrow Donor Program was also successful in registering 106 potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®. “We are thrilled with the results of Drive for Life XIII. Broncos fans turned out en masse to support our mission of saving and enhancing lives and to meet nearly 30 players and more than a dozen alumni and cheerleaders,” said Jessica Maitland, vice president of marketing and community operations for Bonfils Blood Center. “The 721 units we collected at the drive coupled with pre-event donations and those collected at three of our donor centers supported thousands of patients in need. We are grateful for the community’s ongoing support of our premier community event and look forward to Drive for Life XIV.” 15

DENVER – LOWRY 717 Yosemite St. Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm DENVER WEST 13952 Denver West Pkwy. Building 53, Suite 335 Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm DOWNTOWN DENVER Bus Location Corner of 16th and Curtis Every other Tuesday Check for exact dates and times. Highlands Ranch Parkway Center, Building 2 541 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy. Mon – Sat, 7am - 7pm


PARKER Bus Location 11101 S. Parker Rd. Every other Friday Check for exact dates and times.


BOULDER 3113 28th St. Tue & Thurs, 10am - 8pm Wed & Fri, 8am - 6pm Sat, 8am - 4pm



PUEBLO PARK WEST Bus Location 3676 Parker Blvd. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 11 am - 7 pm STERLING 106 South 2nd St. Thurs, noon - 6pm WESTMINSTER Park Technology Center 960 W. 124th St. 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. We are closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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

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