Blood For Pizza – Halloween Edition – Oct 25th

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Photo of donors in MNA shirts around one donor in the process of giving.

How do we chip away at the stereotype that atheists are a bunch of unfeeling nihilists while helping our community at the same time? Charity work! We all give selflessly at one time or another, and now is our chance to do something collectively.

For those who can donate blood (a good rule of thumb is that if you are at least 16, weigh at least 110 lbs, 130 lbs if you are under 17, and are in good health, you can donate) we’ll be meeting at Memorial Blood Centers again. The times are the same, donations will happen between 10 AM and Noon. While you’re waiting, you can chat it up with fellow atheist donors. We’ll be giving out t-shirts to volunteers if you don’t have one already and heading for free pizza after the donations are done.

When you RSVP, if you could send your name, birth date, whether you have donated with Memorial Blood Centers before and phone number to, we can pass that to them to speed the registration process along.

Some helpful information about blood:

We are always in search of good volunteer opportunities. Send your ideas to Also, if you want to stay up to date on the latest charity projects, you can send an email to to receive updates.  For more specific information on this event, visit our Meetup site.

  • You can donate blood every 56 days
  • The actual blood donation process takes only ten minutes
  • While 60 percent of the population can donate blood, only five percent do
  • 94 percent of blood donors are registered voters
  • Someone needs blood every 3 seconds
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