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By Staff | Apr 15, 2010

The Blood Bank of Hawaii will hold community blood drives to offer Maui residents the opportunity to give blood.

The schedule is: Monday, April 19, King Kekaulike High School, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 20, Cameron Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 21, Cameron Center, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Every day in Hawaii, hundreds of patients count on volunteer blood donors for their very survival.

The donation process is safe and usually takes about an hour. There is some paperwork, a confidential interview and a mini–physical, but the actual collection of blood takes only five to eight minutes.

Blood donors must be in good health, age 18 or older (17 with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and bring a valid photo ID with date of birth.

To make an appointment or get more information, visit www.bbh.org or call 1-800-372-9966.