Inland Northwest Blood Center seeking donors

Author: Kylee Cruz, KXLY4 Reporter, kyleec@kxly.com
Published On: Nov 07 2013 03:41:54 PM PST   Updated On: Nov 07 2013 06:44:18 PM PST
Blood donation
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Inland Northwest Blood Center is seeing a decline in negative blood types and is urging people to roll up their sleeves and give blood.

Every day the blood center needs 200 people to donate in order to meet the area's demand. Right now they are seeing less people come in than they usually do during this time of year.

INBC especially needs O- donors as donations for that blood type are down by 50-percent.

"Being able to come in for less than an hour of your day, you have a chance to save three lives and what's better for the spirit of giving then come in and help save a life," Elizabeth Giles with the INBC said.

To promote blood donations this month INBC has launched the "Don't be a turkey -- give blood" campaign. If you give blood between now and November 15 you could win an iPad Air and if you donate between November 18 and 23 you will be entered to win a $500 Visa gift card.

For more information about how and where to donate blood, click here