UBS to hold two-day blood drive marathon next week

Posted at 8:10 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last 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 or call 337-235-5433.