Inland Northwest Blood Center experiencing donation shortage - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Inland Northwest Blood Center experiencing donation shortage

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Inland Northwest Blood Center needs all the help they can get. Ever since the November wind storm and the Zika virus, not that many people have been donating blood.

Workers there say they get about 20 to 50 donations a day, when they need 200.

One man KHQ talked to says he comes in to donate every two weeks. "I feel like we're doing the right thing and we're doing it for a good reason and if it helps, any family in any manner, I couldn't be any happier," said Steve Krupke.

Workers say you don't have to come in that often and every bit helps.

As an incentive to bring blood supplies back to safe levels, INBC is offering the following promotions:

  • Free 2016 Summer T-shirt to presenting donors while supplies last.
  • June donors will be entered to win a camping package
  • Presenting donors between June 8 and June 12 will receive 400 bonus points, which paired with the 200 points received from booking and keeping an appointment can be enough to redeem a movie ticket (http://bit.ly/INBCRewards).

You can make an appointment with INBC by calling (800) 423-0151 ext 1 or by visiting www.inbcsaves.org.

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