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Blood Donation Dates Set for January

December 30, 2018, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated December 21, 10:53 AM
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January is National Blood Donor Month.

Start off the New Year with a resolution that gives back to your community and helps to save lives.

To make an appointment or for more information, call Blood Bank of Hawai‘i at (808) 848-4770 or go online.

Drives dates and locations are subject to change.

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Donating Blood: Fast Facts

  • Blood donations are critical. One in seven people entering the hospital in Hawai‘i will need blood, but only a small fraction—about 2%—actually give it.
  • 200 blood donations are needed every day in Hawai‘i to maintain an adequate blood supply and fulfill Hawai‘i’s needs.
  • One pint can save three 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.
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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 Hawai‘i 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

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