Blood Drive Receives Grant & 87 Pints from Monsanto Maui

(March 12, 2013) – The Blood Bank of Hawaii received $1,750 and 87 pints of blood at a charitable blood drive hosted by Monsanto’s Maui employees on February 21.

Held at the Kihei Community Center, the blood drive collected more than 87 pints of blood, enough to supply almost half the state’s blood supply needs for a day and potentially save up to 261 lives. According to the Blood Bank, each pint of blood can help up to three patients. Of the Monsanto employees and community members who turned out for the drive, 38 were first-time blood donors.

In addition to hosting the blood drive, Monsanto’s employees also presented a $1,750 grant to the Blood Bank of Hawaii to further their life-saving mission.

“We’re very grateful to all the employees and residents who took the time out of their busy day to participate,” said event coordinator Ashley Lindsay of Monsanto Hawaii. “It’s a tremendous feeling to give back to our community. When you have the opportunity to give the gift of life, it brings home the true meaning of making a difference.”

To make an online appointment for the next blood drive in your community, contact the Blood Bank of Hawaii at www.bbh.org.