Everyone loves to enjoy a Northern Colorado summer, unfortunately that means regular blood donations slow down. Please consider donating blood this summer. It's a lot easier than you may think.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce reports all blood types are needed, but "the center especially needs donors with A negative and O negative blood types, because those are especially rare types."

The rules about tattoos have changed and the whole donation process is pretty simple. I personally try to donate every 8 weeks just to do my part.

Donations can be scheduled at either of Garth Englund’s blood donor centers in northern Colorado – the center at 1025 Pennock Place in Fort Collins or the center at MCR, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., in Loveland. Interested donors should call 970.680.8053 to schedule an appointment at either of these locations.

 

Additional information about eligibility requirements, the donation process and donation center hours can be found on the UCHealth website.