United Blood Services and 97.3 The Dawg are saving lives like clock work in Acadiana for the 6th annual Race Against the Clock Blood Drive from Thursday, July 11th at 7am to Friday, July 12th at 7am. United Blood Services’ center at 1503 Bertrand Drive will remain open for the entire 24 hours to accept blood donations. They will have lots of food, prizes and thank you gifts.

Throughout the entire 24 hours, all participants will automatically be registered to win hourly giveaways, special giveaways and grand prizes donated by our major sponsors (Blue Bell, Forum Axis Energy, PCMS Janitorial, DKM Printer, Paul’s Jewelry, All Seasons Pools & Spas, Papa John’s Pizza, Acadiana Ford, Apache, Aggreko, Cleco, Planet Fitness and Townsquare Media). While supplies last, all donors will receive:

♥  a pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream
♥  the “6th Annual Race Against the Clock” t-shirt
♥  a Papa John’s large pizza coupon
♥  a coupon for a McDonald’s smoothie or frappe’

Donors will also be entered in four special prize drawings for a $400 Visa Gift Card!

Grand Prizes:

♥ Insignia 39” LCD TV
♥ Keurig Single Cup Brewing System
♥ Samsung Galaxy Tab 2-16GB
♥ Kindle Fire HD donated by DKM Printer
♥ iPad Mini donated by Nalco
♥ Rain check for XBOX One – release in November 2013
♥ Victorinox Swiss Army Women’s Watch from Paul’s Jewelry
♥ Pearl necklace from A. Bryan’s Jewelers
♥ Three pair of Keith Urban concert tickets
♥ Two private Meet & Greets at the Louisiana Outdoor Expo with Si Robertson from Duck   Dynasty
♥ Two Pandora Bracelets from William S. Nacol
♥ Digital Camera from Copy & Camera
♥ Pair of Saints tickets

Plus, the following Acadiana food trucks will be on-site for lunch on July 11: Grilled Cheese Co, Viva La Waffle, Hibachi Hero and Pelon’s Mexican Hot Dogs.

More than 50 South Louisiana hospitals rely on United Blood Services and their volunteer blood donors to meet the blood needs of their patients. During the summer months, blood donations dip to dangerously low levels as families become involved with vacations, sports and children who are home on summer break.

Participants can signup on-line at www.bloodhero.com/sponsor code: 24 for an appointment time or contact us 235-LIFE for more information.