Blood Drive this Saturday: Be a Hero, Save a Life and Get a Free Breakfast

Blood Drive
‘Blood Drive’
Courtesy of Jerry

You are going out to the Reston Festival anyway, right, and while there you will see the good folks at Nice Mirror, and do the good deed of entering yourself in the bone marrow donor system. On the way out there, please stop on Route 50 in Fairfax at the Kena Shriners to give a pint of blood. We have a blood drive there about once per quarter, it seems, all run by the Red Cross, so stop on by and give the gift of life.

If you have never given blood before, you should know that you don’t leave simply having saved a life. In this case, you leave with a great breakfast, prepared by my friend Chef Don. Free food and hero status – can you think of a better combination? The blood drive will be operating from 9-12 on Saturday.

Learn more about the Shriners and tell them Carl sent you. They are great folks and Chef Don will treat you right.

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

2 thoughts on “Blood Drive this Saturday: Be a Hero, Save a Life and Get a Free Breakfast

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  2. Carl,
    I’m planning to have a pint drained from my left or right arm (whichever one they find the best vein in) tomorrow morning. Hopefully I’ll see you there.