Every year, I have made it my mission to try something new at Dragon*Con. This year, I gave blood here for the first time. It was one of those things I kept meaning to do, but never took the time to do so. This year, I wanted to step up and help give the gift of life to others.
It was such an easy and pleasant process. All of the staff from LifeSouth were awesome. Everyone was smiling. I felt very comfortable in the process. It was stress-free.
I was not in any one area too long. I started out with registration, then to the interview area where they took my information and vitals, then off to the table room. After I fed the vampire baby, there was a room with munches and drinks. I even got a free t-shirt and a couple of pins. It only took about an hour total. It was so worth the time.
Would I do it again? Absolutely. This is one of many ways Dragon*Con gives back. My small donation will make a difference in someone else’s life. I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.
Take the time. Go to the Marriott and donate. It’s a wonderful way to pay to help others and hang out with really cool people.