Give Blood

Blood donors save lives. The number of people in the U.S. who are eligible to give blood has dropped below 40 percent in recent years. If you can give blood, we need your help to meet the growing demand.

The blood supply for Cottage Health comes from United Blood Services, Central Coast, which is a not-for-profit community service. All blood donated at United Blood Services stays local to help people here in times of crisis. Each day, as many as 150 people in our community need blood transfusions.

Please consider being a regular blood donor. It's an act of kindness that is safe and only takes about an hour. You can learn about who can give blood and how to get ready to donate with our Health Library guide.

Central Coast Locations

Find a blood drive near you at or contact United Blood Services to schedule a time to give blood.

Santa Barbara
4213 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Santa Maria
1770 S. Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454

2223 Eastman Ave, Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003

San Luis Obispo
4119 Broad St., Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401