This year do something amazing to celebrate Easter

Easter Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who was crucified on the previous day. He willingly shed his blood for us so we could have our sins forgiven and have eternal life.

On the Monday following Easter Sunday, the Blood Bank of Hawaii will be conducting its bimonthly blood drive on Maui for the whole week. This will be a great opportunity for you to consider donating a pint of the gift of life so you can help save the lives of three people. (Donated blood is split into three separate components: Red blood cells used to treat patients with anemia or blood loss due to trauma surgery; Platelets used to help children and adults undergoing cancer treatment, organ transplant, or surgery; Plasma used to treat shock and burn patients and patients whose blood does not clot properly.)

This year do something amazing to celebrate Easter: Donate a pint of the gift of life. If you do, you will feel the great joy that comes when you know that your precious donation can make the difference between life and death for up to three individuals. I have experienced this special joy dozens of times because, to date, I have donated 153 pints of the gift of life.

To make an appointment for a blood donation, please call the Blood Bank’s toll free number 1-(800) 372-9966. God bless you!

William Kinaka