Give Blood, Get Concert Tickets at Knitting Factory

Monday, July 16

| July 11, 2012
Forget orange juice and cookies, give blood at the Knitting Factory and get pizza, concert tickets and a T-shirt.
Forget orange juice and cookies, give blood at the Knitting Factory and get pizza, concert tickets and a T-shirt.

Musicians Save Lives Blood Drive

Monday, July 16, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., FREE. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.

You've been asked for years what feats you'd attempt for a Klondike bar. Fear Factor found out that people will eat just about anything when there's cash on the line. But what would you do for free pizza? Concert tickets? How about the trifecta of pizza, concert tickets and a free T-shirt?

You can get all these goodies without any cash Monday, July 16. It'll only cost you a wee bit 'o blood. No, there aren't any zombies involved and it's not the meeting of some weird Twilight vampire super-fan club. The Knitting Factory is hosting Musicians Saving Lives, a blood drive for the American Red Cross. So not only will you score all of the aforementioned goods, but you can feel good about possibly saving someone's life.

The Red Cross will take blood donations from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting redcrossblood.org/make-donation. Use the sponsor code "knitting," or call 1-800-RED CROSS and get set up. Donating will net you a pair of tickets to Gloriana, Mudbelly, Furious Jones and Workin' On Fire or Tallboy's shows at the Knitting Factory, where any blood shed is usually the result of a mosh pit gone awry.

New donors must be at least 17 years old and ID is required. For additional requirements and to determine if you're eligible to donate, visit the Red Cross' website. And of course, if you plan to donate, get a good night's rest and drink extra water.

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