DENVER - Bonfils Blood Center is asking for donations as its blood supplies begin to reach dangerously low levels across the country.
According to the Center in Denver, supplies sank around the July 4 holiday.
It is asking for anyone especially those with an O-negative blood type, the universal blood type, to donate.
Bonfils is also in need of platelet donations, which have a shelf-life of just five days.
If you would like to donate, you can schedule an appointment online at one of its eight donor centers, at a mobile blood drive or to call 303-363-2300. Walk-ins are also welcome.
The Bonfils in Colorado Springs is located:
#110, 3670 Austin Bluffs Pkwy,
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Volunteers must be 18 years old or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Those who are 16 and 17 years old can donate with parental consent.