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Blood Drive Gets 87
Pints from Monsanto Maui

Posted 11:29 AM HST, March 13, 2013
Monsanto employees proudly host their first blood drive in Kihei. Courtesy photo.

Monsanto employees proudly host their first blood drive in Kihei. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

The Blood Bank of Hawaii received $1,750 and 87 pints of blood from a charitable blood drive hosted by employees of Monsanto on Maui.

The blood drive, held February 21 at the Kihei Community Center, collected enough blood to supply nearly half the state’s needs for a day and potentially save up to 261 lives, company officials said.

Each pint of blood can help up to three patients, according to the Blood Bank.

“We’re very grateful to all the employees and residents who took the time out of their busy day to participate,” said event coordinator Ashley Lindsay of Monsanto Hawaii. “It’s a tremendous feeling to give back to our community.”

Of the Monsanto employees and community members who turned out for the drive, 38 were first-time blood donors.

In addition to hosting the blood drive, Monsanto’s employees also presented a check to the Blood Bank of Hawaii to further their life-saving mission.

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  • Maui Mike

    Good job Monsanto and is people

  • Akamai Aloha

    Haha, service like that does not make up for the harm that Monsanto is doing to the planet, people, and Maui. Rather than integrate cancer causing agents in their GMOs, Monsanto could better serve the community by producing HEALTHY products. Not really on the agenda with population control though I suppose. Don’t be fooled by wolves in sheep’s clothing!…but thanks for the blood

  • jat808

    WOOO arnt most of monsantos employees from mexico or gutamala?Better filter that blood!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emeraldtrianglenews Emerald Triangle

    Everybody knows this is just another attempt by Monsanto to try and fool the public into thinking Monsanto cares, mean while Monsanto poisons the land with toxic chemicals, poisons it’s workers who apply and constantly breathe the toxic dust and take a constant exposure of Monsanto’s toxic experimental chemicals…….. I mean really, who would want to be given blood from people who are constantly exposed to dioxins from round up ready corn… the dioxin is GMO’d into the corn, there is no escaping this fact! Google: Monsanto PCB, Aspartame, Agent Orange, Anniston, DDT, google it you’ll be surprised of Monsanto’s toxic legacy!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Mcc/100002147945135 Brian Mcc

      GMOs are here to stay. Get used to it. There is NOTHING You can do to stop it.
      Clearly most of the commenters here know nothing about GMOs.
      Just more mindless rants from the extreme lefties.
      BTW how did Maui let Monsanto on the island ? Your elected officials invited them. So You did this to Yourselves.

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