SLO, Santa Barbara Co. hospitals invite community to donate blood during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 22:06:50-04

Dignity Health hospitals in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties are partnering with Vitalant to invite community members to donate blood amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to a blood shortage.

According to a press release sent to KSBY, the blood drives are scheduled on the following dates:

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at the Marian Regional Medical Center (1400 E Church St, Santa Maria, CA 93454)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at French Hospital Medical Center (1911 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (345 S Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420)

Health officials say each appointment lasts 45 minutes and can save up to three lives.