How did the Saw Movies help save people’s lives?
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But did you know the series has even helped save people’s lives?
Lionsgate’s Jigsaw had a tradition with every film which they called the annual blood drive. Throughout October, mobile blood drive stations popped up all over the country, and fans could donate their blood to hospitals in exchange for a free ticket to see the film.
To help promote the blood drive further, Lionsgate set up a campaign releasing posters featuring “nurses” who will be out helping to collect blood and who ‘needed’ the blood that fans were donating.
Since the blood drive began in 2004 with the release of the first Saw movie, over 120,000 pints of blood have been given, saving over 360,000 lives.
It’s a brilliant way at showing how entertainment can be used as a way of encouraging people to participate in good causes and demonstrates the impact that big franchises like this can have.
Saw X is set to release this September 29th and sees the return of Tobin Bell reprising his role of Jigsaw with the film taking place during the events of Saw 1 and 2.
‘Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists‘
Why it’s currently not known if the blood drive will be happening this year as it has with the previous film releases it’s still a great achievement by the film studio and something they should be proud of as well as the films success and legacy!