Women in Horror is Calling for Your Blood!

Blood Drives Organized Worldwide due to Shortages in Blood Banks

Seattle, WA, February 2011 – February is Women in Horror Recognition Month, and what better way to celebrate than to have your blood drawn! All around the US, Canada and UK, people are showcasing the talents of women involved in the horror genre through events and parties. Women in Horror and Twisted Twins Productions hopes celebrants will donate blood to a local center, as the stock at blood banks is the lowest it has been in a decade.

GeekGirlCon is getting in on the action, too! Every minute, someone somewhere needs blood, and we are stepping up to the challenge in the Puget Sound area. Amanda McGall, our Community Outreach Coordinator, says, “Only three percent of the United States’ population donates, and the blood banks are very much in need. While playfully inviting men and women to donate blood in honor of women who hack, slash, and bathe in it, Women in Horror Month also asks people to recognize female contribution to the genre in a powerful way .” As we ourselves will be donating what we have to give, there has never been a more opportune time for you to donate, as well!

The GeekGirlCon staff members will be gathering together at the Puget Sound Blood Center in North Seattle on Saturday, February 26th from 9:15 to 10:45am in order to donate. If you’re interested in meeting the GeekGirlCon staff to donate, please call the Puget Sound Blood Center at 206-526-1970 and set up an appointment. If you have any questions about giving blood, you can check the Puget Sound Blood Center’s website or the website of your chosen donation location. Once you’ve donated, be sure to post pictures to the GeekGirlCon Facebook page with proof! We will do a drawing at the end of the month for some fabulous prizes and alert the winners via Facebook.

GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. We are having our first annual convention October 8 and 9, 2011 in Seattle at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.


Kit Embleton,
Assistant Public Relations Manager

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