The "Race Against the Clock" blood drive was a huge success for Acadiana.

Many of you took time out of your busy schedules to donate a pint of blood last Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10.

The offcials figures show that 610 people donated 778 lifesaving blood products during the two day blood drive.

United Blood Services wants to thank the many people in Acadiana who came int to donate.

The blood that is donated here in Lafayette services hospitals in 34 parishes in the state of Louisiana so it is vital that donations come in each day throughout the year.

The blood is used for surgery, in the time of accidents or crashes, for cancer patients and for people with bleeding disorders.

For more information on how to donate blood, click here.

From all of us at NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL and United Blood Services, thank you so much for your donation.