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Colorado State Patrol hosts blood drive Sept. 25.

In support of Trooper Eugene Hofacker, as well as victims of car crashes across the state, the Colorado State Patrol’s Women’s Resource Network will host a blood drive in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, Sept. 25.

St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Juction will assit with the drive, which will be held at the CSP office in Glenwood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The importance of blood donations was emaphasized earlier this year whenTrooper Hofacker sustained serious injuries in a shooting incident. On May 8 Trooper Hofacker was shot while trying to aide a stranded motorist on Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs. Thanks to the life-saving efforts of first responders and hospitals Trooper Hofacker survived.

Every year thousands of motorists survive devastating vehicle crashes thanks to the life-saving efforts of hospitals across the nation. Members of the Colorado State Patrol intend to prevent deaths that result from vehicle crashes, not only by strict enforcement of the law but also by donating blood. Blood can be a crucial to life-saving efforts and right now there is a dangerously low supply of blood in Colorado, according to St. Mary’s Hospital.

The St. Mary’s Hospital bloodmobile will gather blood and bone marrow donations during the Sept. 25 drive. Sign up at the Glenwood Springs CSP Office to schedule a donation time.

For more information and requirements for donating blood, please visit St. Mary’s blood donation website at: http://www.stmarygj.org/services-and-departments/blood-donor-center/who-can-donate/


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