Lakewood DMV hosting blood drive to help ease shortage

Staff report
Posted 2/7/19

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles does more than issue driving tests and licenses. The Lakewood Driver License Office at 1881 Pierce St., also hosts four blood drives a year to help supply …

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Lakewood DMV hosting blood drive to help ease shortage

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The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles does more than issue driving tests and licenses. The Lakewood Driver License Office at 1881 Pierce St., also hosts four blood drives a year to help supply local hospitals with lifesaving donations.

The next blood drive, will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Monday Feb. 11, and is open to the public.

“We don’t generally open the blood drives to the public,” Driver Testing and Education Manager Carol Olds Olds said. “But there are some regular donors who are now retired from the DMV that come back to donate; regular donors who have had their section moved to a different location; donors from first responders and law enforcement agencies; and friends of DMV employees.”

The move to make the blood drive more accessible is an effort to help save lives, Olds said.

Driver License Director Brent Spahn says the blood drive shows DMV civil servants’ commitment to outstanding service, noting that DMV team members donate off the clock by using their lunch or break times, or vacation time to help others.

Olds said she views the blood drive as a continuation of one of the DMV’s core tenets — to instill public confidence through professional and responsive employees.

“I feel the blood drives give employees some satisfaction that they get a chance to make a difference and give back to their communities,” Olds said. “Employees volunteer their time and donate when they can, it's making positive choices.”

To register to donate blood Feb. 11, contact Vitalant, the nonprofit organization handling the donations, at 303-363-2300 or visit www.donors.bonfils.org and use site code A324. Donors can register online until Feb. 10 and should bring a photo ID bearing their legal name Feb. 11. For more information, email dlcommunications@state.co.us.

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