We are less than a week away from our annual Patty in the Parc celebration so we decided to team up with our friends at UBS for something extra special!

On March 14th, 15th, and 16th when you donate at United Blood Services, you will receive free tickets for Patty in the Parc on Thursday, March 17th at Parc International. Donors will also receive a St. Patrick's Day themed blood donor t-shirt.

But don't wait to save a life! There's only a select number of tickets that will be given away which means it will be first come, first serve.

Donor Center hours are as follows:

  • Monday, March 14th: 7am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 15th: 8am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 16th: 8am to 6pm

As always, all types are needed to prevent any kind of shortage in case of emergency. UBS is especially in need of type O negative and O positive red cells and type AB plasma.

O negative is the universal blood donor and AB plasma is the universal plasma donor.

If you have never donated, visit UnitedBloodServices.org the day of your donation and fill out the 'Health History Questionnaire.' Once you finish, print your 'Fast Track donation ticket' and this will speed up your donation preparation process. You can also check out all of the guidelines that donors need to follow at the website.

To schedule your appointment, visit BloodHero.com or call 337-235-LIFE (337-235-5433).