True Blood Twitter Hosts Bites for Blood Drive

December 1, 2009 by  

b4bOn Thursday, December 3rd, the True Blood players on Twitter are hosting a one night only event, Bites for Blood, the first ever virtual blood drive held on Twitter. Their goal is to raise awareness for the American Red Cross through virtual kissing and biting booths manned by character favorites.

Participants simply:

  • Choose the human or vampire you’d like to have kiss or bite you.
  • Click on their badge.
  • By clicking, you will be directed back to Twitter where you’ll tweet your support and receive a kiss or bite from the character you chose.
  • The page will remain open until Sunday, December 5th at 9pm CDT so that you can continue donating drops to Bites for Blood. It’s an easy and fun way to show support for the Red Cross. And if it inspires you to take the next step and make a real life blood donation or contribution to the Red Cross, then even better.

In addition to raising awareness, the True Blood Twitter players encourage their fans to give blood or make a direct donation to the Red Cross with your credit card or PayPal account.

The players have set a goal of reaching 500 thousand tweets supporting the Red Cross.  However, if you clicked but haven’t gotten a quick response, don’t worry.  The players say:

Believe me, we’re doing our best to kiss and bite everyone we can. Unfortunately, due to Twitter’s API limitations, we’re only allowed 150 tweets per hour. Chances are, the character you’re waiting for a kiss from ran out of tweets. But don’t worry. We’re keeping track and will try to get back to you once we get our tweets back.

In order to participate in the event, you must have a Twitter account and go to the Bites For Blood Drive page here. You can support this event and the Red Cross by sharing the link on Facebook as well. Twitter users can also follow @RedCross on Twitter.

SOURCE: True Blood Twitter

(Image credit: True Blood Twitter)