Lack of blood could cancel some Spokane surgeries

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by DANIELLE GRANT & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 6:25 AM

SPOKANE-- The Inland Northwest Blood Center is in desperate need of blood donations. The organization said if it doesn't get enough blood during their Pint-for-a-Pint Blood Drive, non-essential surgeries may be canceled.

The Pint-for-a-Pint community blood drive started Aug. 27 and runs through Sept. 1. Donors receive a voucher for a free pint of ice cream after donation, as well as the 2012 limited edition summer T-shirt.

Officials with the Inland Northwest Blood Center told KREM 2 News that as of Wednesday they had received 330 units. The goal is 800. If enough units were not collected during the drive, non-essential surgeries would be canceled until enough donations are received.

The Inland Northwest Blood Center is the only supplier of blood for local hospitals. They said they count on 200 donors everyday to keep up with demand.

To donate you can visit the Inland Northwest Blood Center at their various locations throughout the community. Make an appointment and find out more atwww.inbcsaves.org, or call 800-423-0151.




 

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