It's time to roll up our collective sleeves and give the gift of life this holiday season as United Blood Services brings you the #Lifefor3 Blood Drive.

This holiday blood drive is all about paying it forward in threes.

First off, when you donate, $3 will be sent to the organization of your choice: American Cancer Society or American Lung Association. Plus, three lives will be saved with your blood donation.

Every day one lucky donor will win a $300 Visa card.

Then, after you donate, you are encouraged to challenge three friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to pay it forward too. Use #lifefor3.

All donors will receive an "I Paid It Forward" t-shirt. (It's kind of like your badge of honor.)

Where can you donate? Well, there will be lots of mobile units in a community near you. Those are listed below. You can also donate any day at United Blood Services at 1503 Bertrand Drive here in Lafayette.

To schedule an appointment and fill out your paperwork ahead of time, visit

  •  Iberia Parish
    • Walmart in New Iberia:  12/30- 12pm to 6pm
  •  Vermilion Parish
    • CVS- Kaplan:  12/30- 12pm to 6pm
    • Walmart-Abbeville:  12/31- 8am to Noon
  • Acadia Parish
  • St. Landry Parish/ Evangeline Parish
    • Walmart Ville Platte:  12/30- 12pm to 6pm
    • Walmart Opelousas:  12/30- 12pm to 6pm
  • Youngsville/Broussard
  • Lafayette
    • Rouses Market- Johnston Street:  01/02- 12pm-6pm