How to Not Become a Zombie

20 Oct
Real Haitian Zombie (

"Real Haitian Zombie"

OK, so it’s nearly Halloween. I know this because last night  I went with my kids to Reading Rally while donning a werewolf mask. So it seems like zombies are on the top of pretty much everyone’s mind these days.

I mean I saw a lame Thriller interpretation on Dancing with the Stars tonight, the dudes at Rock Garden Tour did a whole show on zombie plants, there’s a zombie movie out (October staple, I guess), and a while back I happened upon this shocking footage on the Real Zombies of Haiti. (See the how-to video below, if you’ve always wondered how to make a real zombie.) It’s even possible I’m a zombie right now, since I’ve fallen back into insomniac mode as of late.

The good news is this: I have a sure fire, fool proof method to make sure you never end up wandering the night streets moaning with arms outstretched. Sound the bell, this is big.

Organ donation. It’s so simple. Give away your organs, eyes and tissues when you die, and there will be nothing left worth zombifying. Hey, you get to rest in peace AND several other people get to live, thanks to you. And it’s really easy to become a donor here in South Dakota (and most other places too). Next time you renew your drivers’ license, just let ’em know you want to be a donor, and they’ll put it right on there. Until then, you can get a snazzy little sticker to go on your license by filling out an easy form here. You can also download a family notification form here so everybody knows you don’t want to become a zombie.

  • Right now over 100,000 people–men, women and kids–need a transplant to survive.
  • Every 11 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
  • Yet, about 18 people die every day from the lack of available organs for transplant.
  • And, zombie mobs really suck.

Find more info on donating life in South Dakota or any other state at Donate Life America. And read about 10 confusing organ donation myths from Mayo Clinic (hint: it’s almost surely not against your religion). Please join me in the fight against zombies by making your wishes to be an organ, eye and tissue donor known.


Posted by on October 20, 2009 in activism


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4 responses to “How to Not Become a Zombie

  1. Sarah McAreavey

    October 23, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I am a firm believer in organ donation! Good for you for helping clear up the myths and promoting organ donation. We never know who might need an organ – it just might be me!


  2. joebart

    October 23, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I’d give you any body parts you need sis.

    Just be sure to remind my wife it’s a good thing when they try to cut me up… 🙂

  3. joebart

    November 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Cool to be dead in Sioux Falls…Zombies ran amuck.

  4. Ethan Fowler

    June 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    How the hell is that man a zombie?


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