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UBS to hold two-day blood drive marathon next week

Posted: 8:10 AM, Jul 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 09:10:35-04

United Blood Services is preparing to hold their 10th annual Race Against the Clock Marathon blood drive event. 

UBS says that the two-day blood drive is necessary to create a secure blood supply for the summer months which they say often experience a more than 20 percent decline in donations. 

The drive will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm and will continue on Friday, July 13 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the UBS offices located at 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette. 

UBS says donors will receive an event t-shirt, a pint of Blue Bell ice cream, a Cycle Bar Free Class Coupon, and a $10 Amazon gift card following their donation. 

Donors could also win one of 17 grand prizes. Among other prizes:

$2,100 in various gift cards
49" Roku Smart TV
Bose Portable Speaker
Apple Air Pods
Amazon Firestick & Echo
Bass Pro Shop Cooker 

One donor will also be selected as a finalist for the Dream Vacation Giveaway. For more information on this prize, click here

For more information on the Race Against the Clock Marathon blood drive, visit www.bloodhero.com or call 337-235-5433.