MAX My Donation


What is a MAX Donation and why make one?

Blood is made of various components, such as platelets, plasma and red blood cells. A MAX donation gives you the opportunity to make a greater impact by safely and comfortably donating more amounts of just one part of your blood – the part you are uniquely suited to give. Using special donation machines with cutting edge technology, the other components are automatically returned to your body during the donation process.

If you are a good candidate for a MAX donation, an experienced team member will recommend the best donation based on your blood type, body type and current hospital demand. This allows Blood Bank of Hawaii (BBH) the ability to quickly respond to hospital and patient needs.

Will You Choose to MAX?

Based on preference, you can give a traditional whole blood donation or MAXimize your donation. MAX donors may be eligible for one or more of the following options: