Blood drives coming up

Would you give an hour of your time to save the life of a loved one? Of course you would. Take the time to donate blood this February — you never know whose life you could help save.

Listed below are the upcoming blood drives on Kauai.

• Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kauai High School, library

• Feb. 7, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kauai Community College, Student Lounge, Kauai CC Student Life Center

Donating Blood: Fast Facts

• One in seven people entering the hospital in Hawaii will need blood, but only about 2 percent actually donate.

• 200 blood donations are needed every day in Hawaii to maintain an adequate blood supply and fulfill Hawaii’s needs.

• 1 pint can save 3 lives. Because each pint of whole blood is separated into three components – platelets, plasma, and red blood cells – one donation can help the lives of up to three people.

• The general requirements to be a blood donor are simple:

• Be in good health

• Be 18 years of age or older (16-17 year old donors with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent)

• Weigh 110 pounds or more (Additional height/weight requirements apply for female donors 16-18 years old)

• Bring photo ID with date of birth

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