’09 D*C News

2009 Blood Drive a Complete Success: 2,623 units!

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For the Dragon*Con 2009 blood drive, we registered 2,439 people and drew 2,012 donors—1,836 whole blood, 85 platelets donors, and 92 double red cell. The drive resulted in a final tally of 2,623 units being put into inventory (140 platelets, 1,843 red cells, and 640 plasmas). That’s 2,623 chances to actively save a life! Many, many thanks to everyone who donated, to all the wonderful LifeSouth staff who manned the convention for the weekend, and a special thank you to
 
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Blood Drive Day 4

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The record increases! 437 people registered today, bringing the total registered donors to 2,081 for the past four days. About 1,650 were able to donate, and we have close to 2,100 units! Tomorrow is the last day to donate. Give in the Marriott, rooms A701 and A702, from 10AM to 3PM.

Hall Costume Contest: Remember to Vote

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We have a record number of contestants in the Hall Costume Contest!  Pictures will be posted on Sunday from 10AM to 5PM in front of the Centennial Ballrooms in the Hyatt.  Come vote for your favorite!  Winners will be announced at the Masquerade on Sunday.

Blood Drive Day 3

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Blood donations at a science fiction convention hit a world record today. Since Thursday, 1,700 people registered to donate, 1,400 were eligible to donate, and over 1,800 units of blood were donated, including platelets and double platelets. There are still two days to go. 3,000 units, here we come! Donate in the Marriott, rooms A701 and A702, 10AM to 7PM.

Thriller World Record Registration

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Attention Thriller dance participants: Don’t forget to stop by outside of Georgia 1 (S) and register for the Thriller dance and get your ribbon even if you already registered online. Be sure to fill out your consent and release form!

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