Home / News / Donate Blood at Save a Life Fair
A community-wide blood drive and Save a Life Health Fair will be held Sunday, February 26th. Register now to donate blood!

Donate Blood at Save a Life Fair

A community-wide blood drive and Save a Life  Health Fair will be held Sunday, February 26th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder.

Jewish tradition encourages us to make every effort to prevent and diminish human suffering. From the Talmud, we learn that, “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”

In partnership with Congregation Bonai Shalom, Har HaShem will host the Bonfils Blood Donation Drive and new Save a Life Health Fair. The goal is to provide an opportunity to make a blood donation as well as to educate the Jewish Boulder community on organ donation, the bone marrow registry, BRCA/hereditary cancer and ovarian cancer, and recently expanded testing options for Jewish genetic diseases.

Representatives from a variety of organizations will provide materials and answer questions in the North Building Social Hall including Bonfils Colorado Marrow Donor Program, Donor Alliance, American Transplant Foundation, Rachel Greig, a local kidney and pancreas recipient, Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and Dr. Ellen Elias, a Denver based geneticist at Children’s Hospital with support from the Victor Centers for Jewish Genetic Diseases.

Appointments to donate blood MUST be made in advance. To schedule a time to donate blood, contact Donna Werner at (303) 449-4672 or donna@bw-construction.com.

If not donating blood, there is no registration required to attend the Save a Life Fair to speak with representatives and pick up materials. For information or to volunteer, contact Susan Labowitz at (303) 543-0516 or labovitzs@gmail.com.

About Ellen Kowitt

Marketing and Communications Professional. Genealogist. Jewelry Artist. Kehillah Builder.

Check Also

First Israeli Driver to Compete in NASCAR’s Highest Level Finishes 32nd in First Race

History was made on Sunday June 25 in Sonoma, California when Alon Day became the first driver from Israel to ever compete in NASCAR’s top series.

JCRC Welcomes Three New Member Organizations

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, officially welcomed three new member organizations this morning: Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce, Hillel Academy and the Colorado Chapter of the J Street Education Fund.