The Hawaii Blood Bank said it has fallen dangerously short of its supply of universal blood type O.
Lower donor turnout typical for summer has been further affected by the move of the blood bank’s main donor location to make way for rail.
When the Dillingham donor center shut down Jan. 4, “we expected a temporary loss for the first six months until we found a new home, and expected a permanent loss as well that we would have to recover by gaining new donors,” said Maura Dolormente, Hawaii Blood Bank director of marketing.
A lot of regular donors who went to the Dillingham location, haven’t donated since the closure, she said.
The nearest location to the old Dillingham location is the Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila St. The new primary donation center is at 1907 Young St., near Times Super Market between McCully and Artesian streets.
To find locations and times for mobile drives and virtual donor centers, call 848-4770 or go to bbh.org