True Blood Drive

If you haven’t given blood yet, please consider it. The 2010 Robert A. Heinlein “Pay it Forward” Blood Drive is well underway. The goal this year is to beat 3,000 units drawn. Find them in the Marriott Marquis on the Atrium level in rooms A701-A702 and A705-A708.

On Friday, Kristin Bauer, the actress who plays Pam, the vampire co-owner of Bon Temps’ Fangtasia bar in the television series True Blood, dropped by. It’s a “natural thing that Pam would show up at the blood drive,” she said. “[Donating] is such a pure and selfless thing. I wanted to bring attention to it, and help break the record for this year.”

As she toured the facility, Kristen was interested in the different forms of donation and the ways the blood and blood products can save the lives of burn victims, cancer patients, surgical patients, and accident victims.

Who knows what other celebrities (undead or living) might be spotted, either motivating others to donate, or giving blood themselves. All donors receive a T-shirt and the quintessential juice and cookies.

(Photo by Joe Camp)

Author of the article

When Suzanne Church isn't chasing characters through other realms, she's hanging with her two children. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, On Spec, and Cicada and in several anthologies including Urban Green Man and When the Hero Comes Home 2. Her collection Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction is due out in spring 2014 from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. She is a three time finalist and 2012 winner of the Prix Aurora Award in the Short Fiction category.

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