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posted by Megan Wygant on Tue, Sep 22, 2009
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging about American Idiot and Tiny Kushner (actors arrive in JUST TWO WEEKS!) to talk about a more serious matter.

Every two seconds, someone in these United States receives a blood transfusion. This often life-saving act is only possible because someone in that person’s community took the time to donate their own blood for use.

If everyone who was eligible to give blood did so regularly, many more lives could be bettered – or even saved. However, our hospitals are currently suffering from a severe blood shortage, and important medical needs are going unmet.

That’s why we need your help.

Next Tuesday, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive in the Roda Theatre from 11-4pm. Please join us as we work to save lives in our community!

The number one excuse for not donating is that you don't have the time. But, by giving less than 30 minutes of your time, you're giving another person so much more time. For life. Plus, you can easily save your valuable time by making an appointment to give blood. Sign up at HelpSaveALife.org. Use the sponsor code REP to be sure you’re registering to donate with us!

All donors will be entered in a raffle drawing for a free, limited-edition American Idiot poster. A second lucky donor will win a free meal at La Pinata Mexican Restaurants. And all donors will receive a coupon for a free appetizer at Mimi’s Café!

Thanks for reading. And thanks for participating!

Now if only the stage blood we used for The Lieutenant of Inishmore could be recycled for actual use...

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I would love to donate blood, but I am anemic. I need not to donate, but campaign if there are people who needs blood. If everyone who was eligible to give blood did so regularly, many more lives could be bettered – or even saved. It would be a good feeling to help other people.

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