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Houska’s 18th Annual Blood Drive … Are You a Match?

Halloween can be scary, but what’s even scarier? Blood shortages! According to the American Red Cross, there is someone in the U.S. that needs blood every two seconds. The Fort Collins community needs your help!

Join We R FoCo member Houska Automotive on Friday, October 25 for the 18th Annual Houska Automotive Blood Drive, “Just What the Doctor Ordered. Blood Needed STAT.” The blood drive will take place from 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. at the Garth Englund Blood Center, located at 1025 Pennock Place in Fort Collins. Your blood donation could easily be saving a neighbor or loved one right here in our community during an emergency. Plus, for anyone who participates, you’ll receive a gift card for a pint of ale at CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing. It’s a pint for a pint!  Visit here to sign up and learn more information about what it’s like to donate.

The Houska family is also familiar with bone marrow transplants and the need for willing donors. They were thrilled to learn that their friends at Morning Fresh Dairy Farm are also doing their part to help fill medical needs in the community. Morning Fresh is encouraging the public to join the Be the Match registry at their Moo-nster Match Halloween event. Founder of the farm, Dr. Robert C. Graves, created Be the Match, a national bone marrow registry, trying to save his daughter’s life. Today, it’s the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. While you’re visiting, make sure to enjoy all the Halloween festivities and treats including trick or treating, tours around the dairy, yard games, milk samples, and more! The Moo-nster Match takes place on Saturday, October 26 from 10 am- 4 pm at the Morning Fresh Dairy Farm, 5821 W. County Rd 54E in Bellvue. Visit here to sign up for the tour and learn more about the event.

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