Rep. Marcus Oshiro and Rep. Tom Brower joined many at the Hawaii State Capitol in donating blood to the Blood Bank of Hawaii to help save lives. The event was sponsored by Senate President Shan S. Tsutsui.
If you've never given blood, consider these facts from the American Red Cross the next time you hear about a blood drive:
- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
- More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
- Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.
- Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.