Mile High Magazine 11/06/2022 Vitalant

Guest: Brooke Way Communications Manager  Vitalant is formally Bonfils Blood Center; they are the nation largest independent non-profit blood service provider.  This is the 25th year that Vitalant has partnered with the Broncos to host blood drive.  Donors can sign up online, they can donate between October 17- January 8th, everyone who donates is entered to win a jersey or autograph football.  A person can donate whole blood plasma or platelets to be entered.  All blood types and platelets are critically needed, especially type O, which is the most transfused blood type. O negative can be transfused to any patient and is used most in emergencies when there’s no time to test a patient’s blood type.  National Prematurity Awareness Month in November, people do not realize that their blood donations are also boing to premature babies.  Premature infants commonly need blood transfusions to fight anemia and other complications.     vitalant.org/driveforlife25

Published: Monday, November 07, 2022   |   Runtime: 14:42