Ok. Here we go. We're going to attempt this post without fainting. And, if talk of blood makes you just as queasy, you might want to brace. See, Gavin Newsom/The PlumpJack Group's semi-annual "Burger for a Pint" blood drive kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco. (Ugh, we're getting tingly now.) If you donate a heaping pint of your viscous, crimson bodily fluid, you will be rewarded with one free Balboa Burger and fries compliments of Balboa Cafe. (Deep abdominal breaths, stretching.)

According Balboa Cafe's Facebook page: "Those who donate blood at the Blood Centers of the Pacific mobile donation center outside the restaurant receive a certificate for a complimentary burger, which can be redeemed over the next week." (Stepping away from the laptop; brief walk around SFist HQ.)

You can simply show up to 3199 Fillmore (SF) or 38 Miller Avenue (Mill Valley), or "visit www.bloodheroes.com and enter the sponsor code 'Balboa-SF' or 'Balboa-MV,'" depending on where you want to donate your life juice.

Date, time:
San Francisco: Thursday, April 21, 2010, 1 - 7 p.m.
Mill Valley: Thursday, April 28, 2010, 1 - 7 p.m.