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Music Festival Offers Fans The Chance To Pay For Tickets With Blood Donations

True music fans are always on the lookout for ways to score discounted tickets to music festivals. Well, one festival is giving fans the chance to earn tickets after making a blood donation. Save money while giving back and seeing your favorite DJs... talk about a win, win, win!

"Between the 14th and the 24th of July you can receive a discount for Untold Festival 4-day-passes by donating blood in the regional and county blood transfusion centres and then registering on www.untoldfestival.com in the Pay With Blood section. Between the 17th and the 19th of July you can receive a one-day-ticket by donating blood at the mobile transfusion center in Bucharest in the Herăstrău Park, or between the 20th and the 21st of July at the Transfusion Centre in Cluj-Napoca." - Untold Festival website

Hospitals in Romania are currently experiencing a serious blood shortage. Currently, only 1.7% of the Romanian population are active blood donors. In comparison, the active blood donor rate in Austria is 66% and 52% in France. This might seem silly, given that Transylvania is home to the legend of Dracula, the blood-sucking vampire, however this is no laughing matter.

“Given that Romania faces an acute blood shortage in medical facilities, a campaign that takes inspiration from these myths in order to draw attention to a real problem is more than welcome. The 'Pay with blood' campaign is aimed at boosting awareness of this need and contributing to increasing the number of donors in Romania,” - Bogdan Buta, Untold Festival Director

Untold Festival will take place July 30th - August 2nd in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and will feature headlining performances from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Avicci, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Wu-Tang Clan, ATB, Duke Dumont, Fedde la Grand, Gramatik, Pendulum, and many more. Watch the festival trailer below for more info, and then click here to purchase your tickets.

[H/T: IFLScience!]

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