Every day the Inland Northwest Blood Center needs 200 donors to ensure a safe supply of blood. Many donors give “whole blood” which can be donated every 56 days. But whole blood is rarely used for patients in its current form.  Blood is made up of different components: red blood cells, platelets and plasma. Each component has a special function and a recipient may receive one or more blood components.  You can maximize your blood donation by customizing it based on your blood type, personal characteristics and the need in the community.

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You can donate whole blood, platelets/plasma and double red blood cells at any of our collection centers. Whole blood donations can take place at any mobile drives  with some of those drives offering double red blood cell donations.