Houska Automotive Calls for Blood Donors With Zombie Themed Blood Drive

Friday, October 29, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

According to the American Red Cross someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. It is this need around the country and specifically in our community that continues to motivate Houska Automotive to host their blood drive. The 20th annual Halloween Blood Drive will take place on Friday, October 29 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Garth Englund Blood Center, located at 1025 Pennock Place in Fort Collins. All who donate are encouraged to come in costume and of course, wear a mask. To sign up and for more information visit  https://bit.ly/Houska2021.

“Donating blood is an easy way to help during our time of crisis, and one donation can literally save multiple lives,” said Dennis Houska, owner and president of Houska Automotive. “Doing this around Halloween in costume helps make it fun for donors so they’ll relax and be comfortable.”

There is even further incentive to donate. Participants who donate a pint of blood will receive a gift card for a pint of ale at CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing. An easy trade of a pint for a pint. Plus, each person who donates will be entered for a chance to win a free set of four Goodyear tires.

To be eligible to give blood, donors must be at least 18 years old, or 17 with a parent’s permission, and show photo identification. New donors must weigh at least 120 pounds and be in good health. Prior donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information on regulations, visit the UCHealth website.

Donating blood has been a longtime commitment for the Houska family and just one of the many ways they give back to the community. Dennis began donating blood at the Garth Englund Blood Center in 1978. The Houska Automotive Annual Blood Drive has brought in more than 680 blood donations and new donors since it started.