Every day local hospitals need between 110 to 140 units of blood to meet the needs of patients for various reason ranging from accidents to surgeries. Unfortunately, this time of year donations decrease because people get busy getting back into the school and work groove after the holidays and because of wide spread illnesses like the flu. However, the need for blood does not decrease.

This week during the annual Blood Driver event we are hoping to help get United Blood Services back to a level where they can at least meet the daily needs of the hospitals.

So, as we roll into day four make plans to come by UBS and give a pint of blood and get yourself registered to win one of the great prizes we will be giving away thru Saturday.

Everyone who donates will get a limited edition 2013 Blood Driver t-shirt and will be entered to win. When you donate, your registered for a chance to win pick-a-ticket for the 32nd FMX Birthday Bash, the FMX Spring Thing with Volbeat or XFEST10 tickets.

So, get up to UBS (on 48th and University) and give a pint of red. You never know, the life you save could be a friend, a family member, or even your own..

Today after 5p; we will feed ya after we bleed ya with free pizza from Pizza Hut.

Be a hero, and come out and donate blood at the 8th annual Blood Driver.

2013 Blood Driver at United Blood Services

Today through January 19th (Thursday-Saturday)

48th and University (Lubbock, TX)

Thursday 12-7

Friday 9-4

Saturday 9-2