Big Isle March blood drives slated


Blood donors are needed every day to meet the needs of Hawaii’s patients.

It’s the blood on the shelves that save lives. Make an appointment today to ensure blood is on the shelves for you, your loved ones or the patient in need.

Several opportunities will be offered on the Big Island this month.

Kailua-Kona and Waimea blood drives are scheduled from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday at Solid Rock Ministries; from 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Latter Day Saints Waimea Ward; and from 11:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Latter Day Saints Kona Stake.

Hilo blood drives are slated from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii Campus multi-purpose room; from 7:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Waiakea High School Library; from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Sangha Hall in downtown Hilo; and from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Hilo High School Band Room.

The requirements to be a blood donor are simple:

• Be in good health.

• Be 18 years of age or older (17 with Blood Bank of Hawaii consent form).

• Weigh 110 pounds or more.

• And bring a valid photo ID with date of birth.

Blood Bank officials noted details about the drives are subject to change.

Call 1-800-372-9966 or visit www.BBH.org to schedule an appointment or check on drive information.

 

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