Sunday, May 14, 2017

Blood Drive - Colfax Library - Friday, May 19

The gift of blood is the gift of life. You can save the lives of three people by donating blood Friday, May 19, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Appointments are being taken by contacting the library at 509-397-4366 or the Inland Northwest Blood Center at Present to donate blood at the Colfax Library, and enter to win a BBQ 5-Burner Gas Grill.

According to the Inland Northwest Blood Center, here are a few facts about donations: 

1. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood product. 
2. Although 60% of Americans are eligible to donate blood, only approximately 5% actually do. 
3. It is estimated that one in three individuals will need a blood product sometime during their life.

Make your appointment online at or call 800-423-0151. Walk-ins will be seen on a first come, first serve basis with photo I.D. required. Donors should drink plenty of fluids and eat a meal at least two hours prior to arrival. The entire list of eligibility criteria can be found by  contacting the Inland Northwest Blood Center at or by calling toll-free 800-423-0151.

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.

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