TUPPERS PLAINS — A May 1 blood drive scheduled at Eastern Elementary will be one of several with a “Dark Shadows” theme.
From now through May 8, all presenting donors at participating blood drives will receive a “Dark Shadows” themed donor sticker and may fill out an online entry form for a chance to win a private hometown screening of the film for up to 50 of their closest friends and family. Official movie posters will be provided to secondary prize winners.
Vampire Barnabas Collins may be condemned to the shadows for eternity, but the American Red Cross and the gothic comedy film “Dark Shadows” are teaming up to bring to light the constant need for blood. Before “Dark Shadows” hits theaters on May 11, blood donors are invited to join the Red Cross and help save lives.
The blood drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at Eastern Local High School, 38900 Ohio Street, Rt. 7, Reedsville.
Visit redcrossblood.org/DarkShadows for more information.
To donate, simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.