Blood Donor Drives This Month

Here’s one gift no one needs to buy or return, and people appreciate it even after the holiday season.

Blood Bank of Hawaii has scheduled several donor drives in West Oahu in January for National Blood Donor Month, welcoming those it calls “everyday heroes” who selflessly give blood to save the lives of neighbors they may never meet.

The ideal donor is age 18 or older, in good health, weighs more than 110 pounds and has valid photo identification and proof of birth date.

To make an appointment at one of the following drives (including this month), call 848-4770.

Dec. 18 – State of Hawaii Kakuhihewa Building in Kapolei, 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 – Hawaii Independent Energy, Kapolei, 7:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Dec. 19 – Kapolei Bank of Hawaii, 7 to 11:15 a.m.

Dec. 19 – Aulani Resort’s ‘Imi ‘Ike meeting room, 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 – Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aiea, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dec. 22 – Waikele Center, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 29 – Ewa Beach Elementary, 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Dec. 30 – Kapolei Shopping Center, 7:30 a.m. to noon

Jan. 4 – Pearlridge Center, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 9 – Ewa Beach Elementary, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 – Kapolei Shopping Center, 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Jan. 19 – Waikele Center, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Blood Bank of Hawaii’s website at