Western Slope blood supply flows through St. Mary’s Regional Center

Rob Pietro of Grand Junction relaxes as phlebotomist Cindy Scott begins to draw a pint of his blood at the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center, 750 Wellington Ave. Pietro’s donation on Jan. 3 brought him to a total of six gallons of blood he has donated over the years. January is National Blood Donor Month.



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Rob Pietro of Grand Junction relaxes as phlebotomist Cindy Scott begins to draw a pint of his blood at the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center, 750 Wellington Ave. Pietro’s donation on Jan. 3 brought him to a total of six gallons of blood he has donated over the years. January is National Blood Donor Month.

Blood is usually in short supply during the winter because of holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. January, in particular, is a tough month for blood centers to find…




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