Red Cross, mummies host post-Irene blood drive

    The only thing more fitting would be if vampires were hosting a blood drive. But we’ll take the mummies, too.

    Running low on blood after Hurricane Irene, the Red Cross is hosting a blood drive today in conjunction with the Franklin Institute’s Mummies of the World Exhibit.

    “Along the East Coast, the Red Cross is nearly 1,500 units of blood short because 60 blood drives were canceled due to the storm, with even more canceled today,” reads a release from the American Red Cross.

    Head to the Franklin today until 3 and if you’re one of the first 50 blood donors, you get complimentary tickets to the mummy exhibit.

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