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Big Island Blood Drives Announced for May

April 28, 2019, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated April 16, 4:52 PM
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Many celebrations take place in May—Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and graduation ceremonies. What better way to honor these special people—moms, veterans who gave their lives in service, or the class of 2019—than donating blood?

In just one hour, your blood donation will save three lives of Hawai‘i patients who will need a blood transfusion—for surgery, organ transplants, accident victims, cancer care and more.

Listed below are the upcoming blood drives on the Big Island this May. Note: drives are subject to change. To schedule an appointment or check on drive information, call (808) 848-4770 or go online.

The general requirements to be a blood donor are:

  • 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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