December 28th, 2010 5:33 pm | by REBECCA JACOBSON News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Activism

Live Long and Prosper ... and Donate Blood on New Year's Day

Strap on your space suits and guzzle some orange juice: it's a blood drive battle of intergalactic proportions.

In addition to nurses with needles, get ready for real-live* Stormtroopers and Klingons at the Red Cross' New Year's Day blood drive at the Portland Donor Center. Blood and platelet donors will be allowed to vote for their favorite space squad (and pose for photos with the warriors, so don't forget your light sabers and bat'leths).

And if that weren't enough, donors can also enter to win makeup from Mary Kay (to give your face that bronze Klingon glow) or a Tauntaun sleeping bag (so you can stay warm, Skywalker-style), among other prizes.

Oregon of course has already gained national attention for Klingon-related incidents.

In 2003, rumors swirled that Multnomah County was hiring Klingon interpreters, and U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) made this memorable speech a few years back alleging there were “Klingons in the White House.”


Stormtrooper groupies, where you at?

*Ok, ok—they're really just costumed members of prominent Stormtrooper and Klingon fan organizations.
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