Blood Bank of Hawaii — Need is Critical!

Blood Bank Hawaii logoThe need for blood donors is always great but right now Blood Bank of Hawaii is sending out a plea for Type O blood donors!

This doesn’t happen very often.  When Blood Bank says “critical” they mean it.

The holiday season is a very bad time of year to be in short supply of any blood type!

Here is their appeal:

We are reaching out to you today for your help in getting the word out that we need O-type blood.  Due to the high usage of O-type blood, Hawaii’s blood supply for O-positive and O-negative blood is at CRITICAL levels. 

If you are an O-donor, we ask that you make every effort to donate blood now.

Please call 848-4721 to make your appointment today.   

For detailed information on a blood drive near you visit BBH.org.  You may donate if you are in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a valid photo ID with birth date and are at least 18 years old (or 17 years old with signed Blood Bank parent/legal guardian consent form).Thank you for your continued support and for being a life saver! 

There you have it. If you can, please give. If you cannot, please share with your friends and send them to a donor sight.  Go together and then go out to lunch! You’ll feel so good after you share a gift of life!  There are few things like it.  It also gives you an extra license to eat more afterwards!

No excuses!  Come on, the only part that really hurts is the tiny prick of your finger to be sure you have enough iron in your blood.  The facilities and equipment are very safe, sanitary, and comfortable!

Blood Bank of Hawaii and our community need you!  Please give!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 gigi-hawaii // Nov 19, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Unfortunately, I am not in good health. I take medications, which would not be good for the blood supply. Anyway, I think I have A+ blood type…

  • 2 Evelyn // Nov 19, 2010 at 6:41 am

    It’s hard to know when you’re in top shape, Gigi. Blood Bank is careful about the health of its donors too! They won’t take it if you’re dangerously low in iron — hence the poke in the finger. They also won’t take it if they think the stress to your body will be too much for you.

    We just need to tell our friends to get down there! Any type is good! O is the critical need but all types are good — before the need for those types becomes critical too! Let’s go nag our friends!

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