DENVER — Drive for Life 21, hosted by Vitalant (pronounced Vye-TAL-ent) and the Denver Broncos, has expanded to a three-day community blood drive from Sunday-Tuesday at eight Vitalant donation centers across Colorado’s Front Range.
All attendees who give blood at any of the eight donation centers along Colorado’s Front Range during regular operating hours will be entered to win Broncos-themed prizes and a goody bag. The donation centers listed below will have an extra celebratory feel which could include the chance to meet Broncos players and alumni, cheerleaders or Miles the Mascot.
Days and locations Broncos-themed guests will visit Vitalant donation centers are listed below:
Oct. 28: Conversion Sunday
Parker: 10259 S. Parker Rd., Suite 104 (open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Southwest Littleton: 5066 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 111 (open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Highlands Ranch: Parkway Center, Bldg. No. 2, 541 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Oct. 29: Orange Crush Monday
Denver West: 13952 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 535 (open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Westminster: 960 W. 124th Ave. (open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Colorado Springs: 3670 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Suite 110 (open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Oct. 30: Touchdown Tuesday
Lowry: 717 Yosemite St. (from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Boulder: Tebo Plaza, 3113 28th St. (from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
During the last 20 years, more than 36,000 donors have helped save or enhance up to 108,000 lives in Colorado and beyond.
Every day, patients depend on the blood already on the shelf. The goal is to have 1,000 donors give blood over the three days of Drive for Life 21 to help ensure patient needs can be met into November and into the beginning of the busy holiday season, when donations tend to decline.
Appointments are strongly encouraged for Drive for Life and can be made online or by calling 303.363.2300. New this year, donors can save time on their donation visit by completing their Fast Track Health History the same day they donate before they arrive.
Blood donors are asked to eat a healthy, low-fat meal up to two hours before donating and should drink plenty of water up to 48 hours prior to their donation. Donors age 16 or 17 will need a signed minor donor permit that is available online.
Denver Broncos Community Development
The Denver Broncos are committed to improving lives in our community by focusing on Youth Development, Quality of Life, Health & Wellness, Youth Football and Civic Engagement. Alongside key community partners in each focus area, we are able to make a difference through strategic programming, unique events and dedicated advocacy. For more information on the Denver Broncos’ community partnerships and programs, please visit www.denverbroncos.com/community or follow @BroncosOffField on Twitter and Instagram.
Vitalant is the nation’s second largest community blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood.
Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 780,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825 (877-25VITAL).
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