Border War Blood Drive pits Rams and Cowboys – who can save the most lives?

It’s almost Border War time for Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming football teams, which means it’s also time for the annual Border War Blood Drive.
October 14th, 2014

Now in its eighth year, the Border War Blood Drive is an annual competitive blood drive between UCHealth’s Garth Englund Blood Center and Cheyenne’s United Blood Services.

The competition started Monday and runs through Oct. 24. The blood center that collects the most blood donations during that week wins. Students, faculty, staff and all community Rams fans are encouraged to donate.

Border War Blood Drive schedule

Monday through Friday, Oct. 13-24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Donate at Garth Englund Blood Center, 1025 Pennock Place in Fort Collins.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bloodmobile will be parked on University Avenue near the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus. Appointments for the bloodmobile are suggested to guarantee a spot, but they are not required. To make an appointment, call 970-495-8965.

Unlike the heated pigskin rivalry between the CSU Rams and Wyoming Cowboys, the Border War Blood Drive is a friendly competition. As a way to extend a hearty thank you from the blood centers, donors receive a special T-shirt sporting a Border War Blood Drive logo.

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