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Border War Blood Drive

November 2, 2012

With the Border War game this past Saturday, Nov. 3, it's no surprise that the Border War Blood Drive would be right around the corner.

Now in its sixth year, the Border War Blood Drive is an annual competitive blood drive between Colorado and Wyoming.

CSU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood in this spirited challenge.

Donation locations

This year’s competition runs Nov. 12 through Nov. 16, and the blood center that collects the most blood donations during that week will win the Border War Blood Drive.

  • 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12:The bloodmobile will be parked outside of the main hospital entrance.
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13: The bloodmobile will be parked in front of Newsom Hall at the west side of the CSU campus.
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14: Inside the USDA building, Building B, 2150 Centre Ave., Fort Collins.
  • 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 15: Main conference room at the Larimer County building, 1501 Blue Spruce, Fort Collins.
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16: The bloodmobile will be at Tolmar, 701 Centre Ave., Fort Collins.

Winners receive trophy

This friendly competition is open to all CSU students, faculty and staff. The winner of the Border War Blood Drive will receive the bronze heart trophy, which has been held Colorado the past six years.

Benefits of donating blood

Some facts on the benefits of donating blood:

  • Every three seconds someone needs blood
  • 20 percent of blood recipients are children
  • Giving blood is 100 percent safe and virtually painless
  • Three lives can be saved with one pint of blood
  • A person’s body replenishes the fluid lost during blood donation within 24 hours
  • Men who donate blood three times a year reduce their iron concentration, thus reducing their risk of a heart attack by 50 percent
  • All blood donations serve the Northern Colorado area