i like two ideas shared here:
1. we don't need a coodinated effort or a big demonstration: we could just have individual folks (or groups of 2-4), at any time, in any city, grab a cot, pillow and sign and park themselves outside a blood bank or blood drive site and have the sign say "Do you want my blood, too?" and have a handout explaining everything. the key will be, again, to ask the media to come and take a few photos.
so i had another thought: we don't block traffic completely, we just put our cot/blanket/pillows and IV stands in a cordened off section smack dab in the middle of a major intersection. cars can still get by, but at a slow crawl pace, just like when passing an car crash/accident. we pass out a one pager to each car that goes by. this would work best if we only have a few protesters, so we don't take up too much space. additional protesters could be at all 4 corners of the intersection.
thanks for the feed back, everyone. keep it coming!
Yikes. I don't own any PJs. I purposefully sleep in soft stretchy cotton clothes so that if I'm not up to getting dressed during the day but still HAVE to go out (mailbox, corner store, emergency room), I will be (relatively speaking) decent. I would need to BUY PJs.