’13 Blood Drive

2013 Blood Drive Results

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This was the best Dragon Con Blood Drive we’ve ever had! We nearly broke the 3,000 donors drawn mark. Our average donation time was 52 minutes from start to finish. Thanks for all of your support and we look forward to doing even better next year! [WB=Whole Blood; APH=Apheresis; 2RBC=Automated Red Blood Cell donation] Totals for Dragon Con 2013: WB: 2601 APH: 130 2RBC: 241 Collected: 2972 Total Products: 6074 Broken down by day: Thursday 8/29/2013: WB: 671 APH: 24
 
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Pay It Forward With Blood

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One of the most important events happening at Dragon Con is the Blood Drive. This year, The Heinlein Society, in conjunction with Life South, is sponsoring this wonderful opportunity for Dragon Con attendees to pay it forward. The goal this year was to gather 1,500 pints each day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Sunday and Monday’s goal is 500 pints each day. There’s still time to donate! The process is simple. Check in with the friendly and efficient staff at the
 
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Blood Isn’t Only For Vampires

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Over the past four years, Dragon Con and LifeSouth have collected more than 25,000 units of blood (25,301 to be precise). During that same time period, more than 10,000 of you have donated blood. We’ve had a good increase in general over the past four years: 2009: 2,012 donors and 5,030 units of blood. 2010: 2,424 donors and 6,060 units of blood. 2011: 2,937 donors and 7,343 units of blood. 2012: 2,747 donors and 6,868 units of blood. This year, it would be brilliant if we could
 
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