Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive
San Diego Blood Bank – Lives depend on it.
Comic-Con’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns for its 35th big year in 2011. Our blood drive is San Diego Blood Bank’s longest-running blood drive, and has collected a staggering 9,806 pints of blood over the last 34 years.
We’d like to thank all the exhibitors who donated so many fantastic raffle prizes for our daily drawings.
To all those who gave blood we want to express the biggest thank you of all! The San Diego Blood Bank tells us more than 2,000 lives were saved because of your compassion and generosity.
The growth of our blood drive over the years has been phenomenal. The Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive began at San Diego Comic-Con back in 1977. That first year 148 pints of blood were collected, and as the convention has grown so has our blood drive. In 2010 you donated an incredible 1,067 pints of blood.
You can be a part of this year’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive. The Blood Drive opens at 9:00 AM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 10:00 AM on Sunday.
You can even schedule your appointments in advance by going here. If you’re a fan of “True Blood” you might be interested to know that HBO’s True Blood will be providing t-shirts, bandages and water for Blood Drive participants! If I remember correctly the sway from last years blood drive was pretty awesome.