Denver School of Nursing (DSN) Student Nurse Association (SNA) hosted a day-long blood donation drive in July for the Bonfils Blood Center, collecting 25 percent more units of whole blood than projected by Bonfils, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president of DSN (www.denverschoolofnursing.edu).
In the SNA-sponsored drive, 34 units were collected at the DSN site, which will help over 100 patients in the community, according to Michelle Lowry, community donor representative for Bonfils Blood Center.
“Not only did DSN help Bonfils exceed its projections, but also we received four units of double red cells. This is simply fantastic,” Lowry added. “It was also a very busy drive and several more people from area businesses were interested in donating as well. DSN’s location at 19th and Market streets is a very good spot for us.”
Every day, nearly 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities across Colorado and in the Rocky Mountain region rely solely on Bonfils Blood Center for blood products, requiring Bonfils to collect nearly 3,000 blood donations each week. One single blood donation can save and enhance the lives of up to three patients.
About Denver School of Nursing (DSN)
Denver School of Nursing, 1401 19th St., Denver, is a private, post-secondary college that provides educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college specializes in offering rigorous curriculum and clinical site-based academic programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in nursing. DSN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (www.hlcommission.org) (800-621-7440). Its associate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). The college is granted full approval for its associate and bachelors nursing programs by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. For more information, call 303-292-0015 or visit www.denverschoolofnursing.edu.