With five days until CSU takes on its football rival University of Wyoming in the annual border war, blood centers in both states have taken on another kind of challenge â€“â€“ the 4th annual Border War for blood.
The Garth Englund Blood Donation Center, which serves the Fort Collins and Loveland area, and Wyomingâ€™s United Blood Service Center in Laramie will face off to see which can bring in the largest amount of donated blood between Nov. 15 and 19.
For the first three years, the Garth Englund Blood Donation Center took the win. In 2009â€™s bloody battle, as reported by the Collegian, CSUâ€™s side of the border collected 334 pints of blood, trumping Wyomingâ€™s side, which brought in 310 pints.
Blood donations are traditionally at an all-time low from November to early January, according to a Poudre Valley Health System release from spokesman Gary Kimsey. The holidays are often host to an increase in patient blood needs.
To donate to the 4th annual Border War for Blood, individuals can visit:
- Nov.15: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cafe B meeting room at the Poudre Valley Hospital,
- Nov. 16: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Park Service, suite 150, 1201 Oakridge Drive,
- Nov.18: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture building B, 3WIO, 2150 Centre Ave., and
- Nov. 19: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CSU McGraw Buildingâ€™s trophy room.
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