The Central Coast community is urged to give blood this month during a prolonged blood shortage that has been made worse by inclement weather.
Non-profit Vitalant is organizing blood drives throughout March in Santa Barbara County.
Anyone who donates will automatically be entered to win one of two $10,000 prepaid gift cards.
To learn more and schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit vitalant.org, download and use the Vitalant app, or call 877-258-4825.
For a list of blood drive locations and dates, click here.