It's giving the gift of life. It's donating blood so that surgeries are possible and other blood transfusion necessities are met. United Blood Services is celebrating "Christmas in July" this week through Saturday, July 16.

During this time people can give and get a chance to win some great prizes like a gas grill, dinner out and a $200 Chamilia bracelet from Diamontrigue. And the Bahama Bucks combo giveaway comes complete with cups, drink umbrellas, flavoring and of course snow!All you have to do is roll up your sleeve and donate blood.

The Blood Donation Center is at 48th and University. You can make an appointment by going to bloodhero.com. Thursday hours are noon til 7 p.m., Friday is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday it's 9 a.m. til 2 p.m.