In honor of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing last year the Boilermaker Road Race is holding a blood drive at the Radisson Hotel in Utica until 4:00 today.

Boilermaker President Tim Reed says this was a great opportunity to honor both the Boston survivors and help the Utica area at the same time.

Anyone who donates a pint of blood today will get a free Boilermaker pint glass and have your name entered to win one of two spots in this year's Boilermaker Road Race.

Reed Says so far the turnout has been great, but they need as much as they can get, so get out and give blood.

Watch below as WIBX's Kristine Bellino does her part and gives blood: