Transform lives at the 33rd annual ‘Gift of Life’ blood drive
–For the 33rd year in a row, the Gift of Life Blood Drive will be happening in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Santa Maria from December 16 – 31, 2019.
According to Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services), the holiday season is traditionally a very challenging time to collect blood for many reasons including busy regular blood donors, holiday travels, plus the cold and flu season which prevents 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 thanks to F. McLintocks Saloon and a $10 movie pass through Vitalant’s Donor Rewards Store.
Where to donate:
San Luis Obispo Donation Center
4119 Broad St., #100
Santa Maria Donation Center
1770 S Broadway St.
Plus, Dec 19, 23, 26, 27, 28 & 31 – Bloodmobiles will be located at the Paso Robles Walmart on 180 Niblick Road from 11am – 4pm.
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.