Published on: 01 Sep 2015
Imagine the scene. You want to go to a music Festival but the tickets are expensive.
What do you do?
I know. Why don’t you pay for the tickets with blood rather than money?
Now whilst this statement may sound a bit weird, some creative minds behind the Untold music festival in Romania have come up with an excellent idea which is a classic win – win situation.
In fact, rather than a win – win situation it’s more of a win – win – win situation.
So who are the three winners in this situation?
The organisers of the festival identified the fact that Romania has one of the lowest percentages of people who donate blood (Romania ranks second to last in Europe regarding the number of blood donors with only 1.7% of the population donating blood) and came up with a novel way of helping to increase the amount of blood donations.
They offered free tickets and discounts to people who donated blood.
It was reported that up to 500 people donated blood so all in all a very successful project.
The Blood Transfusion Service was a winner as it received more blood and importantly raised awareness of the need for more blood.
The organisers of the festival were winners as this was a very slick piece of PR for a first-time festival and despite having top DJs such as Avicii and David Guetta headlining the event it was great to have national and global publicity as a result of this.
The third winner were the individuals who gave blood and obtained free tickets.
Mysteriously though, was there a fourth winner?
It hasn’t gone unnoticed that the festival took place in Transylvania which is the home of Bram Stoker’s legendary Dracula.
Dracula survives by drinking fresh human blood.
Was this in fact a ploy to build up the stocks of blood for the mysterious Count Dracula…