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Blood drive happening until Dec. 31 

–For the 32nd year in a row, a life-changing tradition continues with the Gift of Life Blood Drive happening in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero and Santa Maria from Dec. 17 – 31.

The holiday season is a very challenging time to collect blood for many reasons including regular blood donors being unavailable during holiday travels, plus cold and flu season preventing many donors from being healthy enough to donate. Yet, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.

All participants will receive a $10 certificate towards lunch thanks to F. McLintocks Saloon and a $20 movie certificate through Vitalant’s Donor Rewards Store.

Dec 18, 20, 21, 26, and 28 – Bloodmobiles will be located at the Paso Robles Walmart on 180 Niblick Road from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Dec 29 at Subway in Atascadero from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (old Spenser’s lot)

Whole blood donors must be at least 16 years old (16 and 17 need a signed Vitalant parental consent form available online at Vitalant.org), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health and bring a photo I.D. Other donation types have specific eligibility criteria. Please visit vitalant.org/Donate/Donate-Blood-Overview for more information.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.