The 9th Annual Blood Drive is Upon Us
You can’t think horror without thinking blood! Every February, Women in Horror Month (WiHM) collaborates with Twisted Twins Productions, encouraging our supporters to donate blood.*
This annual call-to-action is a reminder that blood donation is a life-saving act in which you can claim hero status without taking out a horde of rotting zombies or blowing up the mothership. In fact, all it really requires to potentially save someone's life is making an appointment with the American Red Cross, Canadian Blood Services, or at your local hospital.
The American Red Cross even has an app that helps you track when you're ready to donate again, tells you where to donate, helps you set up an appointment, and lets you fill out the initial paperwork before you get there. After you donate, you can even see where your blood goes!
While we know that donating blood can be scary, it’s a lot more terrifying to be on the receiving end when the supply is low and unpredictable. To help build courage, every year Jen and Sylvia Soska produce an official Public Service Announcement (PSA) which brings together an exceptionally talented group of women filmmakers.
The world is a scary place right now and its easy to feel powerless when you can't fix it all. Blood donation is one thing you can do right now that will directly impact and potentially save the life of another person.
For the 9th annual Women in Horror Month we've got a whopping 28 PSA's to share this year! Reminding you just how important the red gold in your viens truly is every day of the month.
Learn more about each filmmaker in our upcoming Ax Wound post.
Now, go make those appointments!
*We know that not everyone is eligible to donate and encourage those who are unable to ask someone to do so on their behalf.