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 O-positive blood can be used by anyone with a positive blood type— which is about 80% of people in Hawaii.
The need is dire.
With the pandemic, Hawaii’s O blood supply has dipped from a comfortable three-day supply to as low as a one-day supply. That’s dangerous.
The solution is you.
To be effective and safe, transfusion treatment relies on blood type compatibility. All blood types are needed and valued, but O-negative and O-positive blood types are in highest demand.
Unleash your superpower!
Important updates due to COVID-19
For the health and safety of our donors and staff, we have implemented the following policies at all locations. We look forward to helping you donate blood safely.
- Donors and public-facing staff must wear a face mask when visiting Blood Bank of Hawaii.
- Donors will be asked to briefly remove their masks during health screenings and identification checks.
- Donors must be healthy and will be pre-screened upon arrival.
- Social distancing and ongoing sanitizing measures are in place.
- Please make an appointment; walk-ins have been suspended in order to maintain a safe number of donors at any one time.
- Only donors are allowed inside our facilities and mobile buses.