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Visionary doctor gave isles lifeline just in time for war

  • COURTESY BLOOD BANK OF HAWAII

    Above, staffers lined up in front of the blood bank location on Queen Street.

  • COURTESY BLOOD BANK OF HAWAII

    Soldiers watched as a fellow soldier donated blood in the early years of the Blood Bank of Hawaii.

  • COURTESY BLOOD BANK OF HAWAII

    The Blood Bank of Hawaii celebrates in its 75th anniversary this year. Above, a soldier donates blood at the facility when it was on Queen Street.

The first time Dr. Forrest J. Pinkerton proposed creating a blood bank to prepare for a natural disaster or war, his colleagues at the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce ridiculed him. Read more

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