Image courtesy of the Central Blood Bank
A Central Blood Bank promotion through Jan. 29 allows donors to meet The Walking Dead actresses.
Three days are left in the Central Blood Bank's The Walking Dead
promotion. Donors who go to any Central Blood Bank location and mention the word "walk" will be given tickets to meet two actresses from the series — Katelyn Nacon ( who plays Enid) and Madison Lintz (Sophia Peletier) — this Sat., Jan. 30 from noon-5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Green Tree.
"It’s a meet-and-greet with both Katelyn and Madison and fans who are our donors," says Megan Lakatos of the Central Blood Bank. "They’ll have an opportunity to meet them, [get] photos, autographs."
The blood bank is using the connection between zombies and blood to promote awareness and is hoping that cable TV's No. 1 rated show, on AMC, will attract donors. The show's sixth-season premiere drew 19.5 million viewers. Lakatos says that in order to keep up with demand from the approximately 40 area hospitals the bank provides blood to, it needs 500 donors each day.
"I’m very excited because I love to meet fans and talk to them. They’re all so avid and dedicated," Madison Lintz told City Paper
by phone. "They all remember me even though I was in [the show] a couple seasons ago. They all appreciate my last scene that I did, which is nice. And I totally support blood [donations] because it helps so many people."
Spoiler alert. if you're really behind on The Walking Dead
Lintz's character was killed off in season two, when the character Rick Grimes shot her in the head after he found her reanimated as a zombie in a barn full of zombies.
Lintz chuckled and said when she booked her new show — the crime series Bosch
on Amazon Prime — that she "put in my contracts that they were not allowed to have any barns."
Nacon's character Enid is still a survivor of the zombie apocalypse on the show.
The show is in its sixth season, and the mid-season premiere is Feb. 14.
The Central Blood Bank
has 22 donation centers throughout the area. The centers are open Thursday from noon-7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.