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Blood Bank of Hawaii holds 'Give a Pint, Get a Pint' event

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Blood Bank of Hawaii (BBH) held its "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" event on Monday.

Donors who gave a pint of blood received a coupon that can be redeemed for a pint of ice cream at Baskin-Robbins.

The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the need for blood and inspire people to give during a traditional period of low donor turnout.

"Summer time is traditionally a very difficult time to have donors come in and donate blood because with summer vacations and graduation and everybody being so busy that falls down on their list of things to do," said Maura Dolormente, BBH.

BBH needs an average of 200 pints of blood per day and 7,000 new donors each year to meet its needs.

The donation process is safe and usually takes about an hour.

Interested donors must be in good health condition, be 18 years and older, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID.

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