Blood shortage concerns local blood centers

Spokane's blood center is among those across the country being impacted by severe drops in donation during the winter months. These drops have been attributed to the challenges of cold and flu season, increased travel, as well as frigid weather in certain parts of the country.

O-negative blood needed for long holiday weekend

Inland Northwest Blood Center is putting out a call for people to donate blood now before the long Memorial Day weekend to help boost a low supply and meet the transfusion needs of patients during the upcoming holiday.