FIRST PHOTO: Louise Corpuz shares a laugh with fellow blood donor Karl Tanaka (foreground) as he samples some of the Portuguese bean soup she helped make Wednesday at Maui Economic Opportunity in Wailuku. Corpuz has donated 121 pints of blood through the years, while Tanaka has given 83 pints. The blood drive continues today, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., at MEO. Singing in the background are members of Maui Madrigale - Cameron Keys, Myong Barger, Judy Anderson (obscured)?and Paul Janes Brown.
SECOND PHOTO: Agnes Groff (from right), Maui Economic Opportunity community relations liaison, chats with James Almeida while nurse Ceseli Fujioka finishes taking a pint of his blood Wednesday afternoon. Almeida said he has been donating blood since 1974. Groff encouraged people to stop by and donate blood. "Each pint saves three lives," she said. "It only takes an hour to save three lives."
Louise Corpuz shares a laugh with fellow blood donor Karl Tanaka.
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