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Get a sweet treat for giving blood

By Staff | Dec 22, 2011

The public is invited to the Grand Opening Celebration of Kingwell Island Art Studio’s new location on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Located at 834 Front St., #103 (previously the Lahaina Used Book Emporium), Jim Kingwell’s working studio is open. Live music, refreshments and pupus will be provided during the event from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit www.KingwellislandArt.com for information.

WAILUKU – During the season of gratitude and giving, Maui donors who help meet the needs of Hawaii’s patients by giving the ultimate gift of life on the following dates will receive a special “Pint-for-a-Pint coupon, which is redeemable for a pint of ice cream at participating Baskin-Robbins stores.

The blood drive will be held at Maui Economic Opportunity, Classroom 1-2, on Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dec. 27 from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Dec. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Dec. 29 from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The donation process is safe and usually takes about an hour. A confidential interview and a mini-physical are administered, but the actual collection of blood takes only five to eight minutes.

To make an appointment or get more information, visit www.BBH.org or call the Blood Bank of Hawaii toll-free at 1-800-372-9966.