Donate Blood for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Montecito Journal   |   October 11, 2022

Vitalant will be holding a blood drive in the area for a much-needed contribution from the community due to blood supply falling nearly 50% from the beginning of the summer. There’s a call for all blood types, especially type O, the most commonly transfused, with O-negative being used when urgency is needed and the practitioner does not have time to determine blood type, or O-positive that is used for Rh-positive blood types. This blood drive coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Cancer patients use nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply as a result of undergoing surgery and chemotherapy that may require red blood cell or platelet transfusions. Visit to review current FDA donor guidelines and make an appointment.

Upcoming Blood Drives in the Santa Barbara Area

Thursday, October 6, Goleta, Deckers Outdoor, 6601 Hollister Avenue,
9 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday, October 13, Buellton, Buellton Medical Center, 195 West Highway 246, 11 am – 5 pm

Friday, October 14, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Rotary Foundation,
1335 Vallecito Place, 3 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday, October 18, Goleta,
Camino Real Center, 7046 Marketplace Drive, 1:30 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, October 25, Santa Barbara, Trinity Episcopal Church,
1500 State Street, 10 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, October 30, Santa Barbara, Our Lady of Sorrows,
1419 Anacapa St., 10 am – 2:15 pm

Sunday, October 30, Los Alamos, Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club,
429 Leslie Street, 11 am – 3 pm

Donors can also give at the Santa Barbara donation center located at 4213 State Street.


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