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Bonfils Blood Center Asks For Donors Of All Blood Types

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DENVER (CBS4) – Bonfils Blood Center is asking Coloradans to roll up their sleeves and donate blood this weekend.

The center’s blood supply is lower than it would like. The center tries to keep a five-day supply of blood on the shelves and it is currently not quite at that level.

It’s hoping people of all blood types will take time this weekend to donate.

Patty Jones-Arnold has been giving blood for nearly 20 years.

She’s one of many giving blood this weekend, helping to bring the blood supply back to normal.

“I’ve known people who have been in accidents and needed blood and its my way of paying it forward,” said Jones-Arnold.

The center said they need all blood types.

“It doesn’t hurt. Takes less than an hour,” said Jones-Arnold.

There are seven centers across the metro area open from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. all weekend long,

“Do your little breathing, go to your happy place and just don’t watch. I don’t watch when they put the needle in,” said Jones-Arnold.

The center is extending hours over the weekend as well as holding some mobile blood drives.

Where you can give blood Saturday (1/11):

- Boulder, 28th & Valmont, open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Castle Rock, Phillip S. Miller Library (mobile drive) 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Highlands Ranch, 541 West Highlands Ranch Parkway, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Denver, 13952 Denver West Parkway, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. AND
717 Yosemite Street, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lafayette, Lafayette Community Oatmeal Festival (mobile drive) 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Loveland, The Outlets at Loveland (mobile drive) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Westminster, 960 West 124th Avenue, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where you can give blood Sunday (1/12):

- Denver, 717 Yosemite Street, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. AND
Augustana Lutheran Church (mobile drive) 8 a.m. to noon
Longmont, Calvary Church (mobile drive) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Northglenn, Northglenn Lutheran Church (mobile drive) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Westminster, 960 West 124th Avenue, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can also call Bonfils Appointment Center at (303) 363-2300 or 1 (800) 365-0006 to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule online at donors.bonfils.org.

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