Blood donations are needed across the Central Coast.
Vitalant says it's in need of all blood types, but especially O positive and negative.
The organization is looking to boost its supply ahead of the upcoming Labor Day weekend when donations decrease.
Those wishing to make an appointment can do so online by clicking here or calling (805) 542-8500.
People can also participate in the 15th annual "Be a Hero" blood drive taking place Aug. 28 from 2-7 p.m. at KSBY's studio in San Luis Obispo, 1772 Calle Joaquin, or at Vitalant's Santa Maria location, 1770 S. Broadway.
Everyone who donates will receive a free meal and T-shirt.