Blood Drive

Join Us At Our Next On-Campus Blood Drive!

The Blood Drive will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM - Building 2, Room 201. at Honolulu CC Building 2, Room 201 Loui Conference Center.

Make an appointment!

Appointments are best because your wait time will be reduced. Visit www.BBH.org, call (808) 848-4770 (voice/text) or email the Health Office with your name and desired time.

Wasn't able to make an appointment but still want to help?

We welcome persons to come and "standby" and "walk-in"!

What is it to "standby"?

If you're on-campus & can quickly make your way to the mobile for an open slot, please let us know in advance. If a slot opens up, we will call you! If you're still available at the time we call you, then you can come to the mobile and donate blood!

What is it to "walk-in"?

You can drop by the registration table and check if there's any openings or cancellations so you can either donate then or book for an open time slot.

Can't donate on campus but still want to help?

Consider donating at a nearby Blood Bank of Hawaii location at your convenience. Be sure to mention that your donation is on behalf of UH - Honolulu Community College (for statistical purposes).

Wanted: Campus Club Sponsors and Volunteer Recruiter

Committed persons and campus organizations needed to help recruit blood donors or food for our planned reception that we will be hosting outside of the blood mobile on the day of the blood drive.

Giving blood can be a rewarding experience. Help is needed to recruit blood donors for our on-campus Blood Drives. If you or your Registered Independent Student Organization would like to help or co-sponsor a campus Blood Drive, contact the Health Office! The sky is the limit to what and how we do this (with reason-smile!), however, the Blood Bank of Hawaii has an excellent webpage entitled, "Blood Drive Coordinator's Corner" that would answer questions as to the "why" and "how" of putting on such a life-saving event!

If you have any questions or would like share information to us on your experience donating blood here at Honolulu CC, please contact the Health Office via hcchlth@hawaii.edu or 845-9282.

General Information

Honolulu Community College actively engages in promoting the Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi 's efforts of maintaining an ample supply of blood for our community by hosting periodic Blood Drive on our main campus.

For your convenience, you may also make your donation at various bloodmobile sites throughout the island or at the donor centers:

Blood Bank of Hawaii
808-845-9966
www.BBH.org

Young Street Donor Center
1907 Young Street
Honolulu, HI, 96813

Click here for the BUS routes/schedules

Upcoming Community Blood Drives

Donors Needed Now More Than Ever! Will You Please Join Us At Our Next Blood Drive?

Blood donors who wish to sign-up for an on-campus Blood Drive appointment are asked to provide the following information to facilitate pre-processing of information by the Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi . Email the Health Office with the following should you be interested in joining us at our next Blood Drive:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Daytime Phone
  • Status: Faculty, Staff, Student, Alumni, Supporter
  • Requested Appointment Times (give 1st and 2nd choice)
  • Please note if you previously donated blood

Why Donate Blood?

  • Giving blood is easy and safe.
  • It's a great feeling of helping others. Blood donors unselfishly give of their time and receive no monetary compensation for doing so. This helps to keep our blood supply safe.
  • The process of giving the gift of life, a pint of blood, takes about an hour.
  • Your blood is separated by various components consisting of red blood cells, plasma, and platelets that may help several people with your one donation.
  • Your pint of blood can save up to 3 lives and improve the quality of life for newborns, cancer patients, the elderly, and accident victims.
  • Check out this Blood Bank of Hawaii "Why Should I Give Blood?" [PDF] document

Who Can Donate Blood?

At the time of donation, blood donors must:

  • Be in good health
  • Be 16-18 years of age or older fall within height & weight restrictions (see consent form for height and weight restrictions); 
  • Must bring completed BBH parent/legal guardian consent form [PDF] signed by parent to Blood Drive.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Possess a valid photo identification card

Visit BBH's Who Can Donate page for additional requirements

After Signing Up & Definitely Before Donating Blood, Be Sure To:

  • Eat foods high in iron. Women are highly encouraged to begin eating high iron foods sooner than later to help their iron count to be high on donation day. (Raisins/dried fruit, dark leafy vegetables, meats, etc.). Check out this Blood Bank of Hawaii "Iron Up!" [PDF] document.
  • Get a good night's rest.
  • Begin drinking more fluids (many will say they feel better afterwards when they do this!).
  • Have a hearty meal before donating. Be sure to have a good breakfast in the morning of your donation and full meals throughout the day.
  • Give yourself an hour or more in your schedule. Don't rush yourself. Moving about too quickly and vigorously after donating blood may cause you to feel ill or faint.
  • Bring a list of your daily medications (prescription and over-the-counter). Not only does this save you time when you are asked this question, but also it's always a great idea to keep a list of medications handy in your wallet in case an emergency arises so this can be shared with emergency personnel. View BBH Medication Deferral List [PDF]
  • Bring a list of countries and dates when you've visited them.

Steps In Donating Blood

  1. Paperwork - Present a government-issued photo ID with your birthdate and complete a Blood Donor Record.
  2. Mini-Physical - Blood pressure, pulse, temperature and red blood cell count check.
  3. Confidential Donor Interview - Review your donor record and health history
  4. Donation process - Surgical cleansing and use of a sterile and disposable needle used only once to draw your blood.
  5. After resting and having refreshments, you will be ready to leave.
  6. The entire process from registration to refreshments takes about an hour.
  7. Check out this Blood Bank of Hawaii "About Blood Donation" [PDF] document 

After Donating Blood, Be Sure To:

  • If you feel anything out of the ordinary after you leave the Blood Bank's donor center or mobile, immediately lie down, then call the Blood Bank's nursing services at 845-9966 ext. 739 for guidance.
  • Drink plenty of fluids (eight 8-ounce glasses) to replace the pint of donated blood.
  • Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Leave bandage on for at least 4 hours.
  • Limit yourself to non-strenuous activities for 24 hours.
  • If you get sick with a cold or flu in the next few days, call the Blood Bank at 845-9966. If you don't feel well, for the safety of the patient who may receive your blood, the Blood Bank may recall your pint of blood, if possible, and not use it.
  • If you have any reason to believe your blood may not be safe to give to another person, please call the Blood Bank immediately.
  • Check out this Blood Bank of Hawaii 2nd part of flyer,  "Before and After Blood Donation" [PDF]

FAQ - Have More Questions

Check out the Blood Bank of Hawaii's FAQ webpage for more answers to your questions.