Holiday Blood Drives Will Reward Donors With Snacks, Good Feeling

Hawaii Blood Bank has free treats for anyone who gives a whole-blood donation between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2 – just to emphasize the importance of keeping blood supplies up over the challenging holiday season.

The “Make Spirits Bright” promotion will distribute coupons for a complimentary bag of Tropical Fruit Bars from The Cookie Corner.

“We hope the promotion will heighten awareness of the need for blood among non-donors and inspire people to give the gift of life this holiday season,” said blood bank vice president Wendy Abe. (In Hawaii, only 2 percent of the eligible population donates blood.)

Upcoming drives in Central Oahu are listed below. To make an appointment or discuss eligibility, call 848-4770.

* Dec. 24 – 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Town Center of Mililani (by Tesoro gas station)

* Dec. 29 – 7:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Wahiawa General Hospital.

Donors also may give blood at the two Honolulu blood bank sites, or visit for the complete schedule islandwide.