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, December 7th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base attended the Bob’s Heroes Blood Drive at Gillette Stadium, home of NFL football team the New England Patriots. In conjunction with Bob’s Discount Furniture,┬áthe American Red Cross puts together three of these large-scale blood drives every year to try and increase their reach and collect as many blood donations as possible. Former Patriots teammate Joe Andruzzi was among the guests on hand to greet donors at the event. The need for blood is always there and it only takes about an hour of…
 
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    On January 20th, X-Wing Pilots from Alderaan Base’s Phantom Squadron joined the 501st New England Garrison at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive at TD Banknorth Garden, home of the Boston Bruins. Representatives from the team were on hand as the troops entertained fans in the family area, and the Pilots even faced off with the Biker Scouts for a quick game of miniature ball hockey! Thanks to everyone who made it out to this event!

On October 15 the 501st NEG and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base joined author Ryder Windham at the Rochambeau Branch Library, Providence RI for a Star Wars themed blood drive. The library greatly exceeded collection expectations and everyone had a great time!

On Sunday, September 11th, the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion, and Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion were invited to join the American Red Cross for a blood drive. This was no ordinary blood drive; this blood drive took place at historic Fenway Park in Boston, MA; the home of the Boston Red Sox. Darth Vader, with one of his most trusted Stormtroopers was joined by a pair of X-wing pilots to roam around the park. Inside the stadium, there were 4 different donation stations set up. The troops from both legions wandered around the park, visiting all…
 
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