Blood Bank of Hawaii puts out urgent call for donors as supply runs low

Updated: Aug. 27, 2018 at 11:07 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Blood Bank of Hawaii is urgently looking for donors to come forward following severe weather that drastically reduced supply.

Blood Bank of Hawaii officials say they're in need of 500 pints of blood to restore their supply to optimum levels.

"Donors are urgently needed to roll up their sleeves and donate now to help replenish our blood supply," said Kim-Anh Nguyen, MD, PhD, BBH president and CEO. "Every two seconds someone needs blood for a lifesaving treatment or emergency care."

Last week, the threat from Tropical Storm Lane forced normally scheduled donation drives to be canceled, resulting in a dire need for blood this week.

The supply on-hand is less than one day's worth, BBH staff said.

To donate, you must be in good health, at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have photo identification.

Donation sites will be operational under the following schedule:

  • Young Street Donor Center at 1907 Young St.
    • Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday through Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Tuesday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Bishop Street 
    • Second and fourth Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Kailua Town center
    • First and third Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Waikele Center
    • Second and last MOnday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Mililani Marketplace
    • First and Third Wednesdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

To make an appointment, donors can call (808) 848-4770.

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