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Blood Bank seeks donors during holiday season

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The Blood Bank of Hawaii is seeking donors during the holiday season, when the number of donors typically drop.

President and Chief Executive Officer Kim-Ahn Nguyen said the number of donors usually dwindle during the season because of busy family schedules.

About 200 donors are needed daily to maintain a sufficient supply to help those in need of blood transfusions. One of seven people entering a hospital will need blood, she added.

Donors must be in good health, 18 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid photo identification. An individual can donate blood up to six times a year.

To schedule an appointment, go to the Blood Bank of Hawaii’s website at www.BBH.org or call 848-4770.

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