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SLO County Battle of the Badges

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Vitalant, San Luis Obispo County's Blood Provider

More than 300 Vitalant blood donors are needed every day to save patients along the Central Coast.  Vitalant is the Central Coast's provider responsible for meeting patient transfusion needs for over 25 area hospitals.  The number of Americans who give blood is declining. There is no substitute for human blood and many patients cannot survive without it.  Giving blood is truly a selfless and heroic act that gives life to patients.  You can help by making an appointment today to give blood at one of these blood drives.

PASO ROBLES:  Paso Robles Police Department, 900 Park Street.  

Donate Monday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


MORRO BAY:  Morro Bay Police Department, 1001 Kennedy Way

Donate Tuesday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


SAN LUIS OBISPO:  San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department Honor Farm, 880 Oklahoma Avenue

Donate Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


SAN LUIS OBISPO:  San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, 1730 Bishop Street

Donate Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


ARROYO GRANDE:  Arroyo Grande Police Department, 200 North Halcyon Road

Donate Thursday, May 2, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


ATASCADERO:  Atascadero Police Department, 6940 El Camino Real 

Donate Friday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m


Learn more about donating blood
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The Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to see which department or first responder group can host the largest blood drive. 

I believe the idea that my blood could help save a life is so amazing. Even though I am not a trained medical professional, I can still make a positive impact on others.
Chris, Blood Donor