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Adams County to Host Blood Drive

Adams County, together with Bonfils Blood Center, will host a blood drive on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Adams County Government Center, 4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Platte River Rooms C & D, Brighton, from 10 to 11:40 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
“Blood donations are needed to meet the needs of our community,” said Adams County Board of Commissioners Chair Charles “Chaz” Tedesco. “On behalf of the board, I encourage everyone to demonstrate their community spirit by donating blood for the benefit of those in need.”
For more information on the blood donation process or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303.363.2300 or visit www.bonfils.orgusing site code #6647.
In conjunction with the blood drive, Bonfils Blood Center will also host a bone marrow drive during the March 26 event. Interested individuals between the ages of 18-44 and in good health may complete a short health history and consent form. A sample of cells is collected through a cheek swab for initial testing. Donor information will then be added to the national Be the Match Registry. Unlike blood donations, no appointment is necessary to participate in the bone marrow drive. For more information about being a bone marrow donor, visit www.bonfils.org/index.cfm/marrow-donor-program/join-the-registry/.

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