Did you know that without blood transfusions, there would be no “Star Wars” universe? No Luke Skywalker, no Darth Vader, no Han Solo, no R2-D2. No power of The Force. The truth, it is!
Turns out, there definitely was a powerful force that that helped save “Star Wars” - the power of blood donation.
The man whose dreams became the epic series, George Lucas, nearly died in an automobile accident during his senior year of high school. Lucas was driving home on June 12, 1962, when his car was struck broadside by another vehicle going 90 miles an hour, causing it to roll multiple times.
“I should have been dead,” the filmmaker told Oprah Winfrey in an interview.