Colfax Library Hosts INBC Blood Drive May 23, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Captain Ingalls and INBC staffThe gift of blood is the gift of life. You can save the lives of three people by donating blood Thursday, May 23 at the Colfax Library from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Appointments are being taken by contacting the library at 509-397-4366 or the Inland Northwest Blood Center at

Throughout the month of May, present to donate and enter to win a Red Brinkmann 5-Burner Gas Grill with a $100 Visa* Gift Card! Use the gift card to grab some burgers and call your friends for a BBQ! This grill will help get everyone in the mood for Summer! Make your appointment online or call 800-423-0151 to sign up to donate at an INBC location near you!

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.

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 more information, contact:

Sheri Miller at 509-397-4366

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.