For the 17th straight year the Denver Broncos joined forces with Bonfils for a blood donation drive at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. This year more Broncos players attended the Drive for Life than ever before and the drive surpassed its goal of collecting 1,500 units of blood. Not bad. Not bad at all!
32 Broncos players - the most in the 17 yrs of @bonfilsdotorg blood drive - showed support for donors today to help save nearly 5k lives.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) October 8, 2014
Thank you fans, @bonfilsdotorg announces they hit goal of 1,500 donated units of blood.— Chris Hall (@BroncosTV) October 7, 2014
This year blood donors gained entrance to a "Fan Zone" where they received a goodie bag and could interact with Broncos players in football and bag toss games in addition to taking photos with the players. Miles the mascot, Broncos alumni, and Denver Broncos cheerleaders were also on hand to thank everyone for their blood donation. Fans were also given a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium with a $20 donation.
The Broncos Drive for Life blood drive is the largest single day community blood drive in the state. Nearly 31,000 people have donated blood over the years which translates to assisting more than 90,000 patients.
Among the Broncos players at the event on Tuesday were Von Miller, Terrance Knighton, Demaryius Thomas, DeMarcus Ware, Emmanuel Sanders, Nate Irving, Cody Latimer, Isaiah Burse, Chris Clark, Brandon McManus, and Ben Garland.
Bonfils of course needs blood donations all year long. To find out how you can donate blood check out the Bonfils website.