Big Island Blood Drives in November
Blood Bank of Hawai’i is out for blood this November.
There are eight major blood type groups: A, B, AB and O, both positive and negative. With Hawai‘i’s patients as diverse as its population, Blood Bank of Hawai‘i is in need of donors for all types to maintain adequate supplies.
To make an appointment or for more information, call Blood Bank of Hawai‘i at 808-848-4770 or visit bloodbanktough.org.
Big Island Blood Drives- November 2019
Drives are subject to change.
|11/04/19||LDS Waimea Ward – Cultural Hall||10:00 am- 4:00 pm|
|11/05/19||LDS Kealakekua – Cultural Hall||7:00 am- 3:00 pm|
|11/06/19||LDS Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall||7:00 am- 3:15 pm|
|Mon 11/25/19||Life Care Center of Hilo – Dining Room||8:00 am- 5:00 pm|
|Tue 11/26/19||Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale – Main Room||7:30 am- 5:00 pm|
|Wed 11/27/19||Naniloa Volcanoes Resort – Ho’omalimali||8:00 am- 2:00 pm|
Requirements to be a blood donor:
- Be in good health.
- Be 18 years of age or older (16 to 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.
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.
- Two hundred 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.
Follow Blood Bank of Hawai‘i on social media for updates and info on blood drives near you.