Noah’s Ark was founded in 1978 by Jama Hedgecoth. She is assisted by Charlie Hedgecoth, and his wife, Allison, with the loving attention of their dog, Yani (who will happily plaster you with sloppy dog kisses, given half a chance). Noah’s Ark was intended to be an animal sanctuary as well as a place where people could come see the animals for free. The sanctuary… Read more →
Over the past four years, Dragon Con and LifeSouth have collected more than 25,000 units of blood (25,301 to be precise). During that same time period, more than 10,000 of you have donated blood. We’ve had a good increase in general over the past four years: 2009: 2,012 donors and 5,030 units of blood. 2010: 2,424 donors and 6,060 units of blood. 2011:… Read more →
Dragon Con has had a rich and illustrious history of supporting charities. This year, we have three primary charities, and for the first time, Dragon Con fans were able to choose which charities the convention would be supporting. As always, the fans stepped up wonderfully and cast nearly 40,000 votes over two weeks, choosing from a list of five charities…. Read more →
Every year, hospitals and ER’s require hundreds of thousands of units of blood. Natural disasters like Hurricane Isaac have a double impact; they raise the need for blood, and at the same time, make it impossible for people in the areas affected to donate themselves. Without donations from blood drives, lives are directly put at risk. Ten minutes of your… Read more →
Herein the Monday blood drive figures and the final numbers for the whole convention. Monday: 388 people attempted to give whole blood. 309 people successfully donated. 290 units of blood drawn, 848 units of blood processed. For the whole convention: Total People Registered: 3449 Total People Drawn: 2938 Total Units Drawn: 2754 Total Units Processed: 8039 That’s an almost 400-person… Read more →
Our numbers are continuing to smash last year’s, but we’re slowing down! Keep on bleeding! 615 people attempted to give whole blood. 494 people successfully donated. 1,193 successful units of whole blood gathered. Our three-day total is 2,379 people!
Lucienne Diver, Michelle Young, and Kaylan Doyle are three writers covering the entire range of speculative fiction, from Lucienne’s series’ on Greek gods, and vampires, to Michelle’s adventures in her medieval world, and Kaylan’s mix of science fiction and fantasy. They kindly agreed to sit down with the us to answer some questions after visiting the Blood Drive. Daily Dragon (DD):… Read more →
We are smashing last years numbers! Dragon*Con people are the best bleeders! 878 people attempted to give whole blood. 777 people successfully donated resulting in 2,249 units of blood gathered. 752 successful whole blood gathered. Our two-day total is 1764 people! Y’all rock. Keep it up!