Culture: Book: Organisation
Blood donor book club   (+4)  [vote for, against]
Lifeblood of the literary scene

Blood donors in Australia, and probably other countries, are not paid for their platelets. Other than a cuppa and a bickie.

This idea encourages donors back with a book club held after each drain session.

The setting is right: you're supposed to sit around for a while after your donation before getting back into your car, or back to the nuclear plant.

Also, the timeframe is right: regular donors should take at least a month or two between visits. Plenty of time to devour the next book.

Vampire novels not encouraged.
-- not_only_but_also, Sep 19 2012

Disturbingly sensible and practical … [+]
-- 8th of 7, Sep 19 2012

Excellent idea [+] I presume that the process could operate on a reasonable amount of govt sponsored book loaning, with minor investment or donation by a generous publisher, and the redundant books, once they have been around a few donor centers, could be recycled in a local Library.

I note that a similar approach, albeit with free access to a different type of literature, and less donor interaction, doesn't seem to have worked to boost uptake for male sperm donation.
-- PainOCommonSense, Sep 19 2012

Sounds like a good plan. +
-- xenzag, Sep 19 2012

There are uncomfortably-high numbers of people who never read or buy books; what can you use to incentivise them?
-- Phrontistery, Sep 20 2012

The selfless giving of blood.
-- rcarty, Sep 20 2012

Perhaps free internet access during and after the procedure, but then again this is already possible in many libraries.
-- PainOCommonSense, Sep 20 2012

Some people (a minority) are lightheaded. Maybe an amateur art analysis club -- "Man, that totally looks like a huge bag of Doritos"
-- 4and20, Sep 20 2012

random, halfbakery