March 30, 2023
Nonprofit Vitalant is urging all eligible blood donors to give in March to help patients amid a prolonged blood shortage, compounded by inclement weather. Cold, snow and other adverse weather conditions across the country canceled blood drives, preventing more than 1,300 donations to go uncollected in February alone, including more than 760 donations in Colorado and the surrounding region.
Blood donors who donate with Vitalant in March will automatically be entered to win one of 2, $10,000 prepaid gift cards, to be used wherever accepted, enough to buy groceries for a year. In addition, all donors are invited to join Vitalant’s donor recognition program. With each donation, donors can receive points toward thank-you gifts redeemable online.
Upcoming Blood Drives:
Loveland Ski Area has been hosting blood drives with Vitalant since 2017, and we are excited to be partnering again for their upcoming spring blood drive on Thursday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Loveland Basin in the Upper Ridge Room.
All donors who give blood at the Loveland Ski Area blood drive will receive a FREE lift ticket!
Loveland Ski Area blood drives have helped collect 237 lifesaving units of blood to help patients in need.