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Dec 9, 2009 11:38 AM by Press Release

1,003 reasons to save a life this holiday season

Lafayette, LA- United Blood Services and the Mall of Acadiana are giving you 1,003 reasons to save a life this holiday season. Donate blood at United Blood Services donor center, located at 1503 Bertrand Drive between December 14th and December 24th and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 shopping spree to the Mall of Acadiana. $1000 Mall of Acadiana Shopping Spree plus three patients' lives saved equals 1003 reasons to give the gift of life this holiday season!

"Christmas season is the best time to donate; it's all about giving. And what feeling could be better than knowing you have given patients in your own community the gift of life? And in return, you could be doing your Christmas shopping ON US!" said name and title with United Blood Services.

United Blood Services relies entirely on volunteer donors to maintain a constant and sufficient blood supply for hospitals located in this community. All donors must be at least 16 years of age and weight 110 pounds to donate. Donors can safely donate blood every eight weeks for a whole blood donation and 16 weeks for a double red cell donation.

United Blood Services encourages donors to schedule an appointment by calling 337-235-LIFE(5433) or online at www.UnitedBloodServices.org (click on the "schedule a blood donation appointment" link).

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