Thursday, November 12, 2009

'True Blood' blood drive in Orlando!

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - What does vampire blood from the HBO series True Blood have in common with blood donations? They both save lives. And so can your donations!

Join stars from the popular series as they officially kick-off the event Friday at 2pm! And then join hundreds of fans in giving true blood donations during the three-day Eyecon Convention!

Florida Hotel, Florida Mall 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL

Friday, Nov. 13 12noon-6pm
Saturday, Nov. 14 10am-6pm
Sunday, Nov. 15 12noon-6pm

During this three-day convention blood donor registrants will be given a commemorative Tru:Blood t-shirt, referring to the Tru Blood beverage which vampires drink as a substitute for human blood. Each shirt can be autographed by the shows stars!

Blood donations help save the lives of trauma patients, premature babies, cancer patients and people needing surgery. Every donation benefits someone in our community. Anyone who is eligible to donate is encouraged to call 1-888-9DONATE for questions about donating blood. Donors can be as young as 16 and should weigh at least 102 pounds. There is no upper age limit.