The Colorado Front Range contains well over half of the state’s population and this is reflected in the concentration of cord blood donor sites. Denver is the home of the University of Colorado Hospital, famed for its teaching and research.
Minority parents – especially Hispanics and Latinos – in the Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs areas have a unique opportunity that very few people in the United States have. Donating a baby’s umbilical cord blood gives searching patients one more chance of finding the blood stem cells they so desperately need to get their transplants.
Bonfils Cord Blood Services, a division of Bonfils Blood Services, is a private company that collects donated cord blood at the following hospitals in the Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs areas: Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver; Saint Anthony’s North, Westminster; Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton; North Suburban Medical Center, Northglenn; Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge; Boulder Medical Center, Boulder; and Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs.
Bonfils is one of eight cord blood banks in the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) extensive network of international organizations that help to facilitate marrow, blood stem cell and umbilical cord blood transplants for patients without matching donors in their families.
For more information about the NMDP, call 1-800-MARROW-2
Bonfils Cord Blood Services at 800/421-9529, ext. 2350.
Bonfils Cord Blood Services Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Center
717 Yosemite Circle
Denver, CO 80230
(800) 421-9529 ext. 2350
University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank
Phone: (303) 372-2673
Collections for unrelated transplants only can be made at Denver University Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Columbia-Rose Medical Center and Denver Health Medical Center.