Barbara Hughes: Thanks blood donors |

Barbara Hughes: Thanks blood donors

I'm writing today to recognize and send a big thank you to all Steamboat blood donors, especially those of you who came in at the last minute after receiving a call from Bonfils Blood Center on Aug. 6 about a patient in need.

A patient undergoing surgery in Denver needed massive quantities of blood, and Steamboat donors delivered. A huge thank you also has to go to Steve Hitchcock and the Soda Creek Pizza crew who have been providing free pizza for all donors at each of our five annual blood drives for the past six years.

Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to help save lives, and Steamboat donors, once again, came through with flying colors by donating 137 pints of blood at our August drive.

I look forward to seeing you all again at the Nov. 12 blood drive.

Barbara Hughes

Volunteer blood drive coordinator