Inland Northwest Blood Center rewards donors with frozen yogurt

LEWISTON, ID - The Inland Northwest Blood Center is using a new technique to get more blood donors through their doors.

The Pint for Pint blood drive, which ends Friday, offers a pint of frozen yogurt from Spot On Yogurt to those willing to donate a pint of blood.

"Nobody likes to get sticked," said blood donor Linda Simpson. "But once you're past that momentary thing it's fine it goes fast. You don't have to give up much time either."

"It takes approximately two to 300 units a day to supply the 37 hospitals," said Donor Care Specialist Jose Murillo Jr.

Murillo said on the first day of the drive they had 40 units of blood donated. However with constant need for blood at local hospitals, he hopes to see more people turn out Thursday and Friday.

The Inland Northwest Blood Center is open until seven o'clock Thursday and from 7 a.m. until 3 in the afternoon Friday. So be sure to stop by, donate blood and get a coupon for a pint of yogurt.