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Jul 30, 2013 12:28 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Tour de Life Blood Drive

The 15th annual 99.1 KXKC and United Blood Services Tour de Life Blood Drives will take place from Monday, August 5th through Saturday, August 10th. United Blood Services and 99.1 KXKC will take their bloodmobiles on "tour" throughout Acadiana in an effort to increase the community blood supply. The summer months are especially difficult on blood collection, thus UBS asks all eligible donors to give.

All Tour de Life donors will receive a special "Tour de Life" T-shirt, a bowling pass from Acadiana Lanes and a Sonic coupon, while supplies last. They will also be automatically registered to win great prizes including: an iPad Mini, 1 of 6 pairs of tickets to see Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippen & Darryl Worley in concert at the Heymann Center, a $500 VISA gift card, a hotel & dinner package to L'auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge and a $100 gift card to Rouses.

Donors can stop by any of the following locations to be part of this lifesaving event:

Monday, August 5th
Iberia Medical Center - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Crowley - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Eunice - noon to 6 p.m.
Super 1 Foods Carencro - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Ambassador - noon to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6th
Robies Jeanerette - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart New Iberia - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Broussard - noon to 6 p.m.
Walgreen's Rayne - 1 to 6 p.m.
CVS Kaplan - noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7th
Janise's Supermarket Sunset - noon to 6 p.m.
Rod's Thrifty Mart Church Point - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Abbeville - noon to 6 p.m.
Johnny Carino's Lafayette - noon to 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 8th
Rouses Supermarket Lafayette - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Pinhook - noon to 6 p.m.
King's Truck Stop - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Opelousas - noon to 6 p.m.
Delcambre Fuel Depot - noon to 6 p.m.

Friday, August 9th
Celebrity Theatre in Broussard - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Breaux Bridge - noon to 6 p.m.
St. Martin Bank St. Martinville - noon to 6 p.m.
Wal-Mart Ville Platte - noon to 6 p.m.
Best Buy Lafayette - noon to 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 10th
Texas Roadhouse Lafayette - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ranch Outlet - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


"It may be summer time, but the need for blood never takes a vacation. In fact, during the summer, blood usage in our local hospitals increases" said Anne Laughlin Donor Recruitment Representative. "All blood types are important and are needed. If you have an "O" blood type, there is currently a high demand for your blood. Because of this, we are offering extra "O" donor incentives in our "Hero in Me" online rewards store. Please take 45 minutes out of your day to save the life of an Acadiana friend."

To make the donation process faster, donors are encouraged to go to www.unitedbloodservices.org on the day of their donation and fill out the "Health History Questionnaire" then print the results and bring them to the bloodmobile.

Donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Remember to bring a pictured ID and a list of any medications you are currently taking. Listen to 99.1 KXKC or call 235-LIFE for more information. Log onto www.bloodhero.com to schedule your appointment today.

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