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Donor Robert

Robert Boesch has been giving blood since the 1970s. It all began when the wife of his coworker needed blood transfusions. To date, Robert has donated well over 100 times! Then life threw him a curveball. Over Labor Day weekend last year, Robert came down with COVID-19. While he didn’t… Read More

Donor Tia

Tia Lewis has a track record of stepping up to help in times of need. While a student at Kaimuki High School, Tia was asked to give blood and didn’t hesitate. When a few years later she recovered from COVID-19 and had life-saving plasma in her blood, she came in… Read More

FightCOVID

Our blood is amazing. It contains natural defenders called antibodies that identify and target viruses, bacteria and diseases that cause us harm. When you recover from COVID-19, your blood still contains these COVID-19-targeted antibodies, which doctors need for hospitalized patients who are fighting the virus. Because… Read More

MSM Deferral

Explaining the MSM Deferral The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for determining donor eligibility requirements. Blood Bank of Hawaii strictly adheres to FDA regulations. The FDA requires all blood centers to question donors about activities that are associated with an increased risk of exposure to infectious agents. Men… Read More