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Vitalant looking for blood donations at 15th Annual Be a Hero Blood Drive

Posted: 12:43 PM, Aug 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-26 19:21:30-04
Donate blood, receive ice cream at this Santa Maria blood drive

KSBY is teaming up with Vitalant to help patients in need by asking for blood donations during the 15th Annual Be a Hero Blood Drive.

Members of the Central Coast community can contribute to the cause on Wednesday, August 28, when Vitalant will be taking blood donations in a mobile unit at KSBY Studios located at 1772 Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo and the Vitalant location in Santa Maria from 2-7 p.m.

Donors will receive a limited-edition KSBY blood drive t-shirt, a coupon for a free pint of ice cream from Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab and a same-day taco plate coupon from Taqueria 805.

According to the Vitalant website, the entire process of donating blood only takes around 45 minutes including paperwork and a brief health exam before the donation begins.

You can schedule your appointment online using the sponsor code ‘3197’ by going to .