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The Conversation: Blood Donors Sought As Hawaii's Supply Runs Low

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Blood Bank of Hawaii calls for donations; State preps for hurricane amid pandemic; Mayor nominates 2 new Honolulu police commissioners; Local expert discusses possible link between Kawasaki disease and COVID-19

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Blood Bank of Hawaii calls for donations

Last week, Hawaii's blood and plasma supply dipped to just a one-week supply. The Blood Bank of Hawaii is asking for your help. Click here for more information on donating blood.

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Dr. Kim-Anh Nguyen, CEO, Blood Bank of Hawaii

State preps for hurricane amid pandemic

Hawaii's hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency prepares every year for a storm possibly affecting Hawaii, but this year there's the added challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information from HI-EMA.

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Luke Meyers, administrator, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Mayor Caldwell nominates 2 new Honolulu police commissioners

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to fill two of the three vacancies on the Honolulu Police Commission with former Family Court Judge Michael Broderick and former Lt. Gov. Doug Chin. Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra discusses the nominations and their stance on reforms proposed by Black Lives Matter activists. Click here to read the story on CivilBeat.org.

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Christina Jedra, reporter, Civil Beat

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Local expert discusses possible link between Kawasaki disease and COVID-19

Last month, Kawasaki disease was in the news as there may be a possible link between the illness and COVID-19. In this rebroadcast, we spoke with Dr. Marian Melish of Kapiolani Medical Center, who identified Hawaii's first case of Kawasaki disease years ago.

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Dr. Marian Melish, pediatrician, Kapiolani Medical Center and University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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