Client Story – Bonfils Blood Center
By: Brooke Benham
If you could save a life, would you?
By donating blood with Bonfils Blood Center you will. It only takes about an hour, and a single donation has the power to save up to three lives. Did you know 50% of Bonfils’ donors give blood just once a year? If all donors gave at least twice a year it would help prevent blood shortages and ensure that the community blood supply is always available for the one in seven patients entering a hospital who will need it.
If volunteering in your community is on your list of resolutions this year, you can meet it by easily giving life and recruiting others to give too. January marks the celebration of National Blood Donor Month and is a great opportunity to make a lifetime of difference. The winter months are a challenging time for Bonfils to maintain a stable community blood supply due to changing weather, busy holiday schedules and increased cold and flu symptoms increasing the need for healthy donors.
If you are in good health, now is the time to share that good health and good fortune with patients in need. As a thank you for your generous gift, those who give blood now through January 17, 2015 will receive a warm Bonfils knit hat. So keep your head warm and show a little heart by scheduling your appointment today at www.bonfils.org. There are other ways to give to Bonfils too. Learn more about making a financial gift or becoming a potential marrow donor to save lives.