Earn reward points at hospital’s blood drive

The Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital Blood Drive will be held on Monday, May 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. at 520 E. Webster. Walk-Ins are welcome. Give blood and earn benefits and points in the HERO IN ME Donor Rewards Program.

Each donation counts toward a recognition level: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Get special benefits like cholesterol results and earn points toward rewards like t-shirts, CD’s and more.

Plus you get to be a LIFESAVER in the process.

A whole blood donation is worth 100 points; and adouble red cell donation is worth 200 points.

Each appointment made prior to the blood drive and kept is 100 additional points. If you donate three times in a calendar year you will become a GOLD member and receive another 100 points.

To redeem your points, you need just 600 points for a short sleeve t-shirt and 800 for a long sleeve t-shirt. You can do this straight from your computer and your gift will be mailed to your home.

Go to www.inbcsaves.org to schedule your appointment. If you need assistance creating a donation time online, please contact Krisann DeSpain at 509-991-2501 or k.despain@cox.net. Walk-ins will still be welcome but don’t miss out on your points if you are planning on donating.

All blood types are needed at this time and if you have never donated blood before, I encourage you to come see how easy it is to save lives. Just fill out a quick questionnaire, have your vitals taken, 5-6 minutes of actual donation and then enjoy some great refreshments.

INBC, a not-for-profit community-based organization, is the only provider of blood products to over 30 hospitals and medical facilities in the Inland Northwest, including Providence St. Joseph Hospital. When you donate blood with INBC, you are helping your own community consisting of family, friends, and neighbors. Please give the gift that no one can live without.

Photo ID is required. It is recommended you eat a nutritious meal 2 to 4 hours before your arrival. For more information, please call INBC at 1-800-423-0151 or visit www.inbcsaves.org.