And not just rabbit blood on the grass...

We're trying something new this year to thank our NAFA Meet host community. Sure, we bring a lot of money and commercial traffic to town, but we'll leave something money can't buy in our wake this year -- blood! Through the cooperation of the American Red Cross Kearney chapter and the Holiday Inn, we'll have a blood donation center set up in the Meet hotel on Monday, 19 November from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Several hotel employees have already expressed interest in donating blood for our drive.

If you can't make it to the official NAFA blood drive but still want to donate, the Kearney Red Cross draws blood weekdays. Their center is at 520 West 48th Street. Hours are Monday, 12:00 to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and Friday, 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you go to the Red Cross center, make sure you tell them you're donating for the NAFA drive.

Our goal is 40 units of blood. If you're a regular donor and want to keep up with your usual donation schedule while in Nebraska, great! If you've never donated before and want to give it a try in Kearney, join us!

Prizes? Yup. We'll have a special donors-only prize drawing at the end-of-Meet banquet.

One unit of blood can save three lives. Let's roll up our sleeves!