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Local HeroesThe Blood Bank of Hawai’i received 224 pints of blood in a blood
drives at two sites on Kaua’i last week.
More than 260 islanders showed up
at Wilcox Memorial Hospital Oct. 19 and Pacific Missile Range Facility Oct. 20
to give the blood. Their donations can ultimately help as many as 672 patients,
said Warren Nakano, a donor services representative for the blood
“Thank you to the gracious people of Kaua’i for giving so generously
to help Hawaii’s patients,” Nakano said.
At Wilcox, the donations of 162
pints by 180 participants was the highest ever for blood drives there.
Officials said key volunteers included Hilda Inouye, drive coordinator Dottie
Honda, Bob Burnz and RSVP helpers Lillian Takiguchi and Sue
Eighty donors gave 62 pints at the missile range, where blood
bank officials gave special thanks to volunteers Ladd Golden, the coordinator,
and Linda Matsuda, Manny Sylvester, Lei Compoc and Char Castor.
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