The call went out to help keep CU Boulder the No. 1 blood drive donor in the state, and the campus community came through to win the Rocky Mountain Showdown Blood Drive challenge in a friendly competition with Colorado State University.
The end-of-August drive at CU Boulder included 400 registered donors and the collection of 358 units, saving up to 944 lives. CSU’s duel drive involved 173 donors and the collection of 155 units, saving up to 449 lives.
“The CU community has repetedly proven its generosity, turning out in large numbers to give blood and show support for those in need,” said Alisha Bennett, Staff Council blood drive chair and Area III representative. “Much of the blood donated from the competition with CSU is slated for the Hurricane Harvey-affected area.”
CU Boulder donors during the Rocky Mountain Showdown drive, in partnership with Bonfils Blood Center, CU Athletics and the Student Recreation Center, each received two tickets to the CU-University of Northern Colorado football game Sept. 16.
Staff Council plans to host additional blood drives Nov. 14–16, and in 2018: Feb. 6–8, April 10–12 and June 19–20.