The Colorado Eagles, the Budweiser Events Center, and Anheuser-Busch will be hosting a 3-day blood drive to benefit Vitalant.

Though we can't see any sports or concerts yet a Budweiser Events Center, we can head out to the BEC and help out our community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a drop in blood donations, while the need for blood has continued; for childbirth, cancer treatments, essential medical procedures, and everyday emergencies.

Adding to that, the increase of elective and non-essential procedures, now that COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted.

From a press release, Vitalant Senior Director of Donor Recruitment Charlie Propernick:

COVID-19 continues to impact Vitalant’s ability to hold enough mobile blood drive opportunities to meet patient needs... We are grateful for the generosity of Budweiser Event Center, Anheuser Busch and the Colorado Eagles in providing this opportunity for an estimated 120 donors to meet that need just in time for the [July 4] holiday weekend.”

Donations will be taken from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each of the three days, within the Budweiser Events Center's lobby area.

Also from the press release District General Manager, for Spectra, Keller Taylor:

The Budweiser Events Center has been a staple of Northern Colorado for over 15 years. It seems only right for us to volunteer our arena to help save the lives of the community that’s supported us for so long..  We’re privileged and excited to partner with Vitalant on this blood drive and look forward to the opportunity to give back in a time of need.

Though walk-ins will be allowed during the ONE TEAM blood drive event, they highly recommend setting an appointment with Vitalant HERE.

Note: At this time, all donors and staff must wear a face covering.

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