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Blood Bank Calls for Type O Blood Donations

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The Blood Bank of Hawai‘i is asking the public to increase their donations.  Supplies of O-positive and O-negative blood in the islands have fallen to a critical level with less than a days’ worth on reserve due to a busy holiday weekend and adjustment to the blood bank’s new location.

To ensure enough blood is stocked- nearly 200 donors are needed every day in Hawai‘i. Basic requirements to give blood are good health… be at least eighteen-years-old… and no lighter than 110 pounds.

Randal Covin is the Medical Director of The Blood Bank of Hawai‘i.  He says those with type O blood, sometimes called “universal donors” are needed more than ever.

More information on giving blood can be found at bbh.org

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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