Blood Drive at Minicon, March 26, 2005
successful blood drive, sponsored by the Heinlein Society was held at
Minicon 40, the Sheraton Bloomington South (formerly the Radisson South), 7800
Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 55439. The blood drive was held on
Saturday, March 26th, Noon-4pm at the convention site. Heinlein Society blood
drive chairman Mike Sheffield reported that Minnesotans signing up in advance
for the drive far exceeded the average THS-sponsored event, and appreciates
Minnesotans willingness to participate in this worthy effort to save lives.
people donated successfully, with the willingness to contribute by about five
more honorably noted. Thanks to all donors and attempted donors! Donors received
the pin designed by Robert Heinlein, a ribbon for their con badges, and a
'goodie bag' of three science fiction novels--two hardcover, one
Memorial Blood Centers.
The Heinlein Society is a
non-profit organization dedicated to “Paying Forward” the legacy of famed
science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), and has been conducting
successful blood drives at science fiction conventions around the world for
several years. Mr. Heinlein was a strong proponent of blood-giving and began the
tradition of science fiction convention blood drives by organizing several
himself starting in the 1970’s. The Society that bears his name continues this
tradition amongst its many charitable activities.
is the oldest Minnesota-based science fiction convention. It is run by the
non-profit Minnesota Science
Fiction Society. This year’s convention was the 42th, and was held April 6 - 8, 2007 in Bloomington, MN.
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