‘The blood that I received was a large part of saving my life,’ said Northway.
Northway donated blood on Tuesday in a blood mobile.
‘Forty percent of our blood supply is given on mobile buses,’ said Elizabeth Giles with the INBC. ‘Blood bus may be in Spokane Valley one day and it could be up in Chewelah on another. We like to make it as convenient for our donors as possible.’
Organizers said stories such as Northway’s made their work worth it.
‘There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a story of a patient who has needed blood and then it can really come full circle where they can come back and give blood and help save another life,’ said Giles.
The blood center was extremely low in July and was calling donors of all blood types. The center especially needed negative blood types and O positives.