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Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi Needs Donors to Help Critical Shortage

Jason Ubay

The Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi is calling for blood donors as it experiences a critical shortage. All blood types are in short supply, but there is less than a one-day supply for Type B-Positive, O-Positive and O-Negative blood types.

The Blood Bank says the seasonal 15% drop in donations is due to summer and the pandemic. It tries to secure up to 200 appointments a day to maintain a sufficient blood supply for Hawaiʻi’s hospitals.

On Oʻahu, appointments are available at the Young Street Donor Center in Honolulu and Waikele Center seven days a week. The bloodmobile at Windward Mall in Kaneohe and the Dillingham location are also taking appointments.

Oʻahu donors can schedule an appointment at BBH.org, or by calling 808-848-4770.

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