Employee Dereck

“I was a donor before I ever started working here. I had just moved to Oahu from Kauai when Blood Bank of Hawaii called me to donate. I had never given blood at this location before so I came to the Young Street Donor Center and was impressed by the… Read More

Employee Jocelyn

“I switched careers recently. I’ve always been interested in the healthcare industry, so when the pandemic came, I felt like this was a great opportunity to help the community. I love helping to save lives one blood bag at a time. I am inspired by my coworkers who are incredibly… Read More

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

Tough Enough

With the unique ability to save people with other blood types, we need O donors to come to the rescue of emergency, trauma and infant patients at 18 hospitals across our state. O blood can make the difference between life and death. O-negative blood is accepted by everyone, and… Read More

Donor Dustin

“People always ask me ‘What drives you to donate?’ Growing up, my Grandma would always say ‘Boy, if someone needs help, help them. Even if you don’t know them, help them. Because it’s the right thing do.’ This philosophy has been instilled in me since I was a child. My… Read More

Donor Susie

For Susie Lee, mother of two daughters and a retired nurse, giving comes naturally. She has given blood for 45 years and even donated a kidney to her husband’s cousin. When asked about her motivations, Susie had two very personal reasons: Danilo and Sakura. While the names are made up… Read More

Employee Raymond

“BBH offered an in-house training program and that really appealed to me. Once I got started and into the weeds a bit, I was blown away by the people I interacted with because donors were coming in with such selfless motivations. I am humbled every day to be a part… Read More