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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, December 24, 2001

Blood Bank needs donors

By Scott Ishikawa
Advertiser Staff Writer

Once the Christmas gift-giving is over, the Blood Bank of Hawai'i said it hopes residents will continue the tradition in the days that follow.

The blood bank seeks help as the number of donors traditionally drops because of holiday shopping and festivities, as well as the flu season. About 250 blood donors are needed each day to keep up with demand.

Donors should call 845-9966 on O'ahu or (800) 372-9966 to make an appointment. The basic requirements: good health, 18 or older, at least 110 pounds and valid photo ID.

The blood bank's center at 2043 Dillingham Blvd. is open every day except Sunday.

The downtown donor center at 126 Queen St. is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Listed below are other locations where blood drives will be held during the next two weeks:

• Today: Sam's Club in Pearl City, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Dec. 26-28: Cameron Center (Maui)

• Dec. 27: Sheraton Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Dec. 28: Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Dec. 29: Kapolei Theaters, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Dec. 30: Hope Chapel Kane'ohe Bay, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Dec. 31: Windward Mall's lower level near Macy's, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Jan. 2: Waimea Community Kahilu Town Hall (Big Island), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Jan. 3: Safeway Kailua store, 2 to 6 p.m.; The Orchid at Mauna Lani Resort (Big Island), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Jan. 4: Wal-Mart Kunia store, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (Big Island), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Jan. 5: Kane'ohe Bay Shopping Center, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Jan. 6: Waikele Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Jan. 7: JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Reach Scott Ishikawa at 535-2429 or sishikawa@honoluluadvertiser.com