SARASOTA - Sarasota Ford and the Suncoast Blood Bank partnered up for the third year to motivate residents to donate blood throughout the summer.

Director of Communications Jayne Giroux says they receive fewer donations during the summer and are in need of all blood types to help save a life.

"The competition was not only to create awareness about the need for blood during the summer, but also the frequency with which people donate it," said Giroux. "If all of our donors gave just one more time during the year we would never have blood shortages.”

26 lucky participants entered the raffle by donating blood twice this summer. This year’s winner took home a 2019 Ford Ranger XLT.