Bonfils Blood Center Jobs: Overview

At Bonfils Blood Center you don't only have a job, you have the chance to make a difference.

Troops battling in World War II increased the awareness and demand for blood plasma worldwide. Americans supporting the war effort at home realized the importance of blood transfusions in saving lives. For many communities, it created the new social responsibility of ensuring a safe and adequate blood supply for anyone who needed it.

 Accommodating the blood needs of the Rocky Mountain region was not easy in the early 1940's. The blood banks nearest to Denver were located in Dallas and Kansas City, Mo. Fortunately, Dr. Osgoode Philpott and philanthropist Helen G. Bonfils recognized the need to establish a blood bank in Colorado. Pulling together a diverse group of community-minded people, they founded Denver's first community blood bank.

Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Bank, named after Helen's beloved mother, opened February 27, 1943 at Colorado General Hospital (now University of Colorado Hospital). Its vision was to meet the blood needs of the local community, as well as the military forces fighting overseas and we maintain that focus today as 2008 marked the celebration of 65 years of saving lives.

Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Bank eventually outgrew its space because of high demand for its services, an expanding research department and increased community support. In 1954, the organization moved to new facilities where it could nurture its expanding role in the community. Soon after, the name changed from blood bank to Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Center to better reflect its services, especially in the area of transfusion medicine.

Today, Bonfils Blood Center has become an important part of the healthcare system throughout Colorado.  Our headquarters are in Denver in the Lowry redevelopment area and we have nearly 400 employees who work at Bonfils each day to make a difference in our community. It now operates seven community donor centers, serves nearly 200 healthcare facilities in Colorado and beyond, collects more than 165,00 units of blood annually and offers a variety of services to better meet the needs of the community, including the Colorado Marrow Donor Program.

Bonfils Blood Center Jobs

Bonfils Blood Center expects to continue growing with the changing needs of our community. As a nonprofit organization, Bonfils Blood Center still maintains that same goal held by its founders of maintaining a safe, adequate and efficiently produced blood supply for the community.

We offer our employees challenging experiences and rewarding work, as well as opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement. We are an Affirmative Action and EEO employer offering competitive pay and benefits.