The PIT (the theater where Political Subversities performs its weekly sketch show) is hosting a blood drive on Monday, September 17th from 10am-2:30pm. Like many people, you may be flirting with the idea of donating… especially right now… if this is the first you’ve heard of this. Like many people, you may be scared and creeped out because, though ideologically you’re into it, filling a bag with your creepy crawly lifeblood, may sicken you.
Well, as a veteran donor, I wish to allay your fears and calm you—nay—seduce you— into donating. I’m going to assume, for the purposes of this persuasive blogpost— that you are an improviser/member of the extended PIT community. (If you are not, just substitute some other blood donation center for The PIT and some other thrilling practice for performing comedy.) Assuming this is true, I will further infer that you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie. You relish the thrill of bounding out onstage not knowing what will happen. In keeping with the identity I’ve projected upon you, I will further suggest that you live for the laughter of an audience, the pleasure of bringing joy to strangers and the knowledge that you, personally, have had an impact, in a positive kind of way, on other humans.
So if that’s true… then what else?
You will be a terrific blood donor!
What is more adrenalizing than experiencing the loss of 1 pint of your blood and SURVIVING—nay— THRIVING? You are amazing. You are a hero.
If you like making people laugh… a comparatively piddling good deed… you are gonna LOVE saving a human life with your blood donation. The life of a stranger. You will save it. Ever done THAT with an improv show? You have? Well, now do it with your BLOOD. You are an amazement. You have so much to give.
Now… on Monday, I myself will be in Arizona visiting my grandma. I will therefore be absent from this particular blood drive. However, I want you to know what a high it is to get that sweet lightheaded buzz while saving somebody. It’s… dare I say… even better than performing comedy, which I know you love to do.
Please feel free to leave comments below. I would be pleased as punch to answer any questions you may have about what it’s like to donate. If you wish to vent or mourn about who can and cannot donate, those comments are welcome too.
Let’s talk about donating blood (on Monday, September 17th at The PIT)!
YEAH! Blood drive at the PIT on Monday, September 17th from 10am to 2:30pm in the Striker Theater.
More on the New York Blood Center: http://www.nybc.org/