Blood Drive


Thanks to your generosity, and the hard work of our partners, Versiti Blood Center of Indiana and the Heinlein Society, we were able to donate a record breaking 257 units in 2022, nearly 100 more than our previous high in 2019. We can't thank you enough for donating! It warms our cold, definitely not vampiric, hearts, to know how generous all of you were with your time during our show this year to help those in need. Not you Guillermo.

Neighbors need neighbors. Because one donation of blood can potentially save up to three lives — and because blood and platelets cannot be manufactured — there is no substitute for volunteer donors like you.

Gen Con and our partners will be back again next year with even more capacity to make sure you don't have to wait to donate, and will be back to gaming in no time, with the knowledge that you've done your part to help save a life.

Walk-ins will still be welcome, but check back in early 2023 for more information about signing up in advance for a slot, to ensure as little a wait as possible. And once again, we'll make sure all donators are entered into a daily drawing for a Gen Con 2024 badge.

Most people are eligible to donate, but there are a few causes for deferral and small number of medications that are not acceptable. Not sure if you're eligible to donate? Email [email protected].

Click here for more information about the Heinlein Society’s pay it forward initiatives.