The best Christmas present that you can give to your brothers and sisters in Hawaii - and it won't cost you anything - is a pint of blood.
Your gift of life can save up to three lives during this holiday season. The old adage "it is more blessed to give than to receive" is so true when it comes to donating blood for those who need it to heal from a major illness or surgery.
The reward and satisfaction that come from donating a pint of blood to someone who desperately needs it are just fantastic and indescribable.
Because of the tremendous need for blood during this holiday season, the Blood Bank of Hawaii has scheduled five days for the people of Maui to donate blood before the year ends. It will be on Maui and counting on each one of us to share a pint of the precious gift of life on Dec. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28.
To schedule an appointment, please call (800) 372-9966, ext. 770. I will be giving my belated Christmas present to the Blood Bank of Hawaii by donating my 125th pint of blood on Dec. 26.
William T. Kinaka