The 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!