Blood Bank of Hawaii holds ground breaking for new Young Street center

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) Blood Bank of Hawaii will break ground for a new two-story donor center Wednesday. The ground breaking will include a blessing and ceremony at 1907 Young Street.

The new building, which will serve as an alternate blood donation site to the Dillingham and Downtown Donor Centers, will have an estimated pricetag of $4 million. It will house a duplicate inventory room for supplies and blood products, and will have a new collection center.

"We are excited to offer a new, convenient location for donors living in the Makiki and Moiliili communities, and for donors traveling to and from East Oahu," said President and Medical Director Robyn Yim.

The 8,901 square foot facility will also provide much needed office space and enable the Dillingham center to expand its laboratory to serve Hawaii's 19 civilian hospitals.

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