Nov 1, 2010 4:12 PM by Katie Durio

Donate Blood and You Could Win Elton John Tickets

It's the band of Hope...It's the leap of faith...On the path unwinding...
It's called the Circle of Life- Donate Blood for FREE ELTON JOHN TICKETS!

WHAT: When making plans tonight, decide on making time to a "save a life" as part of your to do list. No, it's not a scene of a movie or a phrase from a book, it's lyrics of life! You can stop by United Blood Services in Lafayette to volunteer to give life saving blood and complete the circle of Life. Area residents are asked to celebrate life to help meet the needs of our patients and ensure an adequate blood supply to area hospitals by donating blood. Each blood donation can help several patients. UBS wants to reward one lucky "Hero" to witness a performance of a lifetime to see Elton John in concert at the Cajun Dome, Lafayette, LA. "Life Savers" will be automatically entered to win a concert package that includes: Four Elton John concert tickets and a one night stay at the Hilton and Garden Inn Suites.

WHERE: United Blood Services 1503 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA. Appointments are encouraged. Please call (337) 235-LIFE or visit today. Donors are asked to bring a photo ID and donor card every time they donate. First-time donors will receive a card with their blood type in the mail shortly after their first donation.

WHEN: Monday, November 1st, 2010- Saturday, November 6th, 2010. UBS Donor Center Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-5:30pm, Wednesday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm and Saturday 8am-2pm.

WHY: United Blood Services Louisiana serves patients in over 60 hospitals in South Louisiana- approximately 5000 pints of blood a month! There is no substitute for blood so we rely on generous volunteer blood donors to support the blood needs for our community. Labor Day brings on an increase need for blood and a decrease in blood donations so your support is needed more than ever.

WHO: United Blood Services has been this area's nonprofit community blood provider since 1953, and serves patients in over 60 hospitals in South Louisiana. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America's Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).



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