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Maui Blood Drive Taking Place This Week

December 17, 2018, 7:18 AM HST
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The Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi is conducting a Blood Drive on Maui this week at Maui Economic Opportunity.  Organizers say donating blood is free, easy and can help save three lives in Hawaiʻi.

Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi.

THE ULTIMATE GIFT

  • Donating blood is the ultimate gift this holiday season- it’s free, it’s easy, and it can help save three lives in Hawaiʻi.
  • The need for blood doesn’t take a holiday. Yet each year during the holiday season, fewer donors show up to give blood, resulting in less blood on the shelves for those who need it most.
  • To show appreciation for those who give the ultimate gift, donors who give blood December 1-31, 2018 can enter to win 3 days and 2 nights at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, round-trip airfare and a rental car. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (808) 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.

Maui Blood Drives- December 2018

Please note: Drives are subject to change.

Date Location Time
Mon Dec. 17 Maui Economic Opportunity (Class 1 & 2) 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tue Dec. 18 Maui Economic Opportunity (Class 1 & 2) 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wed Dec. 19 Maui Economic Opportunity (Class 1 & 2) 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thu Dec. 20 Maui Economic Opportunity (Class 1 & 2) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri Dec. 21 Maui Economic Opportunity (Class 1 & 2) 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

 

Donating Blood: Fast Facts

  • Blood donations are critical. One in seven people entering the hospital in Hawaiʻi will need blood, but only a small fraction – about 2% – actually give it.
  • 200 blood donations are needed every day in Hawaiʻi to maintain an adequate blood supply and fulfill Hawaiʻi’s needs.
  • 1 pint can save 3 lives. Because each pint of whole blood is separated into three components – platelets, plasma, and red blood cells – one donation can help the lives of up to three people.
  • Sign up to save lives today.

The general requirements to be a blood donor are simple:

  • Be in good health
  • Be 18 years of age or older (16-17 year-old donors with signed Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi parent/legal guardian consent)
  • Weigh 110 pounds or more (Additional height/weight requirements apply for female donors 16-18 years old)
  • Bring photo ID with date of birth

Follow Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi on social media for updates and info on blood drives near you:

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