Everybody Has It - Everybody Needs It
Founded in 1941, the organization was originally known as the Honolulu Blood and Plasma Bank operating out of The Queen's Hospital. It was initially a war-time agency with the outbreak of World War II returning to its civilian status in 1942. Over the years, the name changed to Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi.
Later, to encourage folks to donate, ‘Fang’ (Betsy Mitchell (the Blood Lady)) called into Aku’s morning radio program (Hal Lewis - J Akuhead Pupule) to announce a coming Blood Drive. The Blood Bank of Hawai‘i needs folks to drop into their offices or mobile locations to make donations to meet Hawaiʻi’s needs; please consider giving blood.