Staff Council applauds CU community on blood drive success

 

The Boulder Staff Council extends a special thanks to all who participated in the 2012 Bonfils blood drives, with additional thanks to the UMC, Rec Center and the SAFE committee for providing locations and approvals in addition to the great folks at Bonfils Blood Centers.
 
The Staff Council Blood Drive Chair, Randi Viola, (ATLAS area II rep) set a high, yet achievable goal, to collect 1,200 units. Coordinating efforts with Bonfils' Linda Colbert, the total units received for FY12 was 1,182, just 18 units shy of the goal! Randi’s endless dedication in establishing the very best promotions, advertising and blood drive locations has shown proven results over the past 2 years. 
 
During FY12, there were 446 first-time donors, helping to expand the Bonfils family to more than 73,000 Colorado donors. For more information about Bonfils Blood Center, visit www.bonfils.org. Bonfils distributes blood products to nearly 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities in Colorado and beyond.
 
The next Staff Council blood drive is at the UMC Sept. 10 – 13. Please note it on your calendars.
 

CU's donor history

These impressive figures reflect CU's dedicated donors. (provided by Bonfils)                         
 
Total donation - number of donors
 
19 gallons – 1
18 gallons – 1
17 gallons – 1
16 gallons – 2
14 gallons – 1
13 gallons – 1
12 gallons – 5
11 gallons – 7
10 gallons – 9 
9 gallons – 8
8 gallons –  8
7 gallons – 25
6 gallons – 21
5 gallons – 24
4 gallons – 37                     
3 gallons – 101
2 gallons – 206
1 gallon – 663 
 
For perspective, at eight pints to the gallon, our 19-gallon donor has given 152 donations! If this donor contributed every 60 days, it would have taken more than 25 years to reach those 152 pints! Each of our single donations has helped as many as three people needing blood transfusions. 
 
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