On Saturday, June 13th, the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with members of the Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion and the Mando Mercs, joined author and good friend of the garrison, Ryder Windham, for the World Blood Drive. The Rhode Island Blood Center invited us to the Warwick Public Library in Warwick, RI for this blood drive. The World Blood Drive was organized by Star Wars fans to help blood centers promote voluntary unpaid blood donations, and to inspire children to become blood donors when they are old enough. World Blood Drive events were also held this day…
 
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  On January 16th, 2015, The New England Garrison & Alderaan Base were invited to a blood drive held by radio station WZLX 100.7 at the Salem Waterfront Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts.  This evening was the standard routine for blood drives, where we posed for pictures with donors and their families, and of course when possible, donate a few pints ourselves!    We had a small turn out for these event, but the reports we received was that it was a lot of fun for those who attended!    

On December 27th, 2014, members of the 501st New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs Firaxan Clan were invited to join our new Andorian friends Ell and Vynni – The Farthest Star and other Star Trek costumers for annual the Galaxy Blood Drive.  Organized by author Ryder Windham and the The Rhode Island Blood Center, the event was held at the Providence Public Library. Not only was this a “Wars vs Trek” event, it also had a touch of West vs East, as there was a competing blod drive being held on the same day the Cloud City Garrison…
 
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On Saturday, June 14th members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base and the 501st New England Garrison participated in the world-wide event known as World Blood Donor Day! Blood banks and hospitals all over the globe hosted blood drives in their area to encourage locals to get out and donate this vital and much needed, life saving resource. Local author and Alderaan Base member Ryder Windham was the driving Force behind this effort and spent countless hours working with Legion members to help them connect with local blood banks. To learn more about how you can donate blood please…
 
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On Saturday, May 17th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base participated in a blood drive held at the Knights of Columbus hall in Attleboro, MA. Troopers were present to greet the kids of generous blood donors and pose for pictures. They also spent some time on “traffic duty” waving to passing cars and using the Force to try and persuade a few to them to stop and come inside. Everyone had a great time and as a special thank you to the kids who came with their parents they got a free…
 
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