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COMMUNITY ALERT: Blood supply at INBC dangerously low! Donate & enter to win BMW

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Inland Northwest Blood Center is at critical levels for blood donations right now. During the summer, the blood supply gets dangerously low due to an increase in recreational accidents and a decrease of donors due to vacations and other activities. >>>DONATE TO BE ENTERED TO WIN A BMW>>>

One blood donation can potentially save three lives. So roll up YOUR sleeve and give blood TODAY at INBC to ensure blood is available when patients need it. Present to give blood at Inland Northwest Blood Center, and enter to win a BMW for a year thanks to a 1-year lease from Camp BMW.

Also get the limited edition summer t-shirt while supplies last. As the only supplier of blood to area hospitals, INBC needs an average of 200 donors per day to maintain a safe blood supply. Make your life-saving appointment NOW and find out more at www.inbcsaves.org or call 800-423-0151.

If you are thinking about donating, now is the time to do it. It only takes about an hour of your day.

WHERE CAN YOU DONATE?

  • Spokane: 210 W. Cataldo Ave. (M F SA 7 am – 3pm, T W TH* 11 am – 6 pm)

  •  Coeur d’Alene: 405 W Neider Ave. (M F 7 am - 3 pm, T W TH* 11am–6 pm)

  •  Spokane Valley: Valley Hospital (M TH* 1 pm - 6 pm)

  •  Moses Lake: Samaritan Healthcare (M T 11 am – 5:30 pm)

  •  Lewiston: 1213 21st Street (T W TH* 11 am – 6 pm, M F 7 am -3 pm)

  •  Moscow: Gritman Medical Center (W 10 am – 3 pm)

  • Pullman: Pullman Regional Hospital (M 1 pm - 5:30 pm)

  • Mobile Blood Drive Locations throughout our community

  • Make an appointment and find out more at www.inbcsaves.org or call 800-423-0151.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Inland Northwest Blood Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is the only supplier of blood and blood products to more than 35 hospitals and medical centers.
  • Only 38% of the US population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 10% actually do.
  • Four blood types: A, B, AB and O. O negative is the universal donor and used for infants. The rarest blood type is the one that is not on the shelf when it is needed.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

  • 200. The number of people needed to give blood EVERY day, despite a holiday.
  • 56. The number of days in between donations for whole blood.
  • 35. Percent of blood supply comes from students, who are on summer vacation.
  • 16. The youngest age you can donate (with parental consent). Must be at least 120 pounds.
  • 7. 1 in 7 people entering the hospital will need blood.
  • 3. The number of lives you can potentially save with every 1 donation.
  • 800-423-0151 or www.inbcsaves.org to make an appointment or find out more.
  • 1. Year lease for a BMW you can enter to win and 1 summer shirt you get when you present to donate. More information can be found at www.inbcsaves.org/summer.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Blood donations are urgently needed at the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Blood supply is at critical levels especially on negative blood types (O-, A-, B-, AB-) and O+.The center isn't seeing the number of donors needed right now and are approaching the critical level.

More details here>>> http://www.inbcsaves.org/


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