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National blood drive to honor Congressman Scalise

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Inland Northwest Blood Center will be taking part in a nationwide blood drive to honor Congressman Steve Scalise. Scalise is still in critical condition after being shot during a baseball practice Wednesday.

If you want to donate in honor of the victims, you can stop by any open INBC center Friday through Sunday.

INBC is working with local Knights of Columbus chapters to help people like Scalise through blood donation.

Donations fall by about 40% during the summer while the need for blood increases. While all blood types are currently needed, there is a special need right now for type O blood, especially O-negative. O-negative blood can be given to patients in emergency room situations when there isn't time to crossmatch the patient's blood.


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