More than 10 percent of staff to donate in “mobile” blood drive at Boulder headquarters
BOULDER, Colo. – March 11, 2008 – Bonfils Blood Center needs more than 4,000 people to donate blood each week to meet the needs of Colorado’s patients and to maintain a state of blood supply readiness to support any unforeseen events. Spectra Logic is hosting an onsite employee blood drive today to support Bonfils, which provides Colorado with an incredible 80 percent of the state’s blood supply.
Spectra Logic selected the mobile blood drive option, where Bonfils collects donations at the company’s chosen site. More than half of the blood Bonfils’ collects comes from its mobile blood program. Some organizations host one drive per year, others host drives every 56 days (the donation interval for whole blood) and some host a drive as often as 12 times per year.
“We are in constant need for donations, as red blood cells are usable for only 42 days,” said Julie Scott, public relations specialist for Bonfils. “Four percent of Colorado residents currently donate blood, and we depend on organizations like Spectra Logic to maintain a healthy blood supply for local patients.”
2007 Facts about Bonfils Blood Center
- Bonfils collected nearly 200,000 units of blood in 2007, which saved or enhanced 600,000 lives.
- Nearly 120,000 blood donors made life-saving donations in 2007.
- Bonfils is one of only eight community blood centers in the nation contracted to supply blood to the U.S. Military when called upon.
- Bonfils conducted more than 3,600 mobile blood drives hosted by nearly 1,400 business, civic groups and faith-based organizations
- Bonfils provided blood products to the military five times in 2007.
“Bonfils has an amazing impact on our community: it provides blood and blood products to more than 200 Colorado-based hospitals and healthcare facilities,” said Leigh Grace, public relations manager for Spectra Logic. “More than ten percent of Spectra Logic employees are proud participants in the company’s first blood drive to support Bonfils and give back to Colorado residents.”
Bonfils Blood Center celebrates 65 years of saving lives through its ongoing stewardship of the community blood supply and the instrumental role it continues to play in the lives of patients in need throughout Colorado and beyond. Bonfils Blood Center supplies blood to more than 200 healthcare facilities and needs to collect more than 4,000 blood donations weekly to meet the needs of the community and to be prepared for any unexpected events. For information about Bonfils Blood Center please call 303.366.2000 or visit www.bonfils.org.
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