Seventy-five gallons — that’s a lot of blood.
But last Friday, Denny Dalpez, a South Jeffco blood donor at Bonfils Blood Center, was recognized for hitting the mark at the Golden center that he frequents. Though he generally donates twice month, it took some time for him to make it to 75 gallons — he’s been donating regularly for 23 years.
It’s second nature for Dalpez.
“I figure somebody needs my blood more than I do,” he said.