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Blood Bank of Hawaii recognizes 200 donors

Blood Bank of Hawaii's Dillingham Donor Center. Blood Bank of Hawaii's Dillingham Donor Center.
Wolf is one of 200 donors being honored for their service on World Blood Donor Day. Wolf is one of 200 donors being honored for their service on World Blood Donor Day.
Wolf donated his 104th pint of whole blood on Tuesday. Wolf donated his 104th pint of whole blood on Tuesday.
Dr. Randal Covin Dr. Randal Covin

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - To celebrate World Blood Donor Day, the Blood Bank of Hawaii (BBH) is honoring 200 donors who have gone above and beyond for the organization.

On Tuesday, a man who goes by the name of "Wolf" donated his 104th pint of whole blood at the BBH's Dillingham Donor Center.

Wolf says he's been a patient and a donor, and encourages the public to make an appointment to give blood.

"I just want to give back, but I'm very grateful for the Blood Banks nationwide that were there for me when I needed blood," Wolf said. "We need blood all the time, every day, so it's a good thing to donate and give blood. It's an hour out of your life."

Dr. Randal Covin, the Associate Medical Director of BBH, says the organization is always looking for donors, especially since blood has a short life span.

"Blood has a very finite life span. The red blood cells we collect are only good up to 42 days. Platelets are only good for five days," Covin said.

According to Covin, only two percent of Hawaii's eligible population donates blood.

For more information on giving blood, please visit www.bbh.org.

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