Spooky season is here, and at Houska Automotive that can mean only one thing – it’s time for our annual Halloween Blood Drive!
We know that Halloween may be scary to many people – but we know that blood shortages are even scarier! According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. We fully believe that, as a community, we can help! One blood donation can save up to three lives –just think of the difference we could make if we all came together to support this noble cause!
We would be honored if you would join us on Friday, October 28th, from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Garth Englund Blood Center located at 1025 Pennock Place for our blood drive. Your selfless donation can make the world of a difference in the life of someone in this very community! When you give blood at the UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center, your donation supplies Poudre Valley Hospital, the Medical Center of the Rockies, Greeley Hospital and Longs Peak Hospital.
“Halloween at UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center has always been a special day for us. We have partnered with Houska for many years on hosting a blood drive. Every year, the community comes out in full force, many dressed up in their finest Halloween costumes.
Last year, we collected 67 units of blood. That had the potential of saving 201 lives!
This year is big for us at the blood center as we are celebrating our 40th anniversary. Whenever you donate with us here at Garth Englund, your blood stays local, which means you are helping your own neighbors and friends.”
–Joe Dunn, UCHealth Blood Donor Recruiter
It’s no secret that here at Houska Automotive, we are passionate about having fun while doing good in our community. That’s why we have partnered with CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing for this event – anyone who donates blood gets a coupon for a FREE pint of beer (or a non-alcoholic beverage)! How’s that for “give a pint, get a pint?!” In addition, UCHealth is providing breakfast burritos and coffee from Mugs for donors.
We’re also excited to announce that anyone who donates will be entered to win a FREE set of four Goodyear Tires (that’s an $800 value)!
Before donating blood, please make sure that you have eaten a good meal. The donation process will take 30-45 minutes, which includes the time needed to fill out health history and consent forms. The rest of the process includes having your vitals taken, and undergoing a finger-stick test to check the volume of your red blood cells. After your donation, you’ll be given time to rest and enjoy a snack (and you’ll be asked to set up your next donation appointment, if you’d like to!).
Please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548a4a82fa1fc1-houska3 to sign up for a donation time slot. We can’t wait to see you there – hopefully dressed in your finest Halloween costume!