Miss Hawaii organizes blood driveUPDATED 9:57 PM HST Jul 24, 2013Video Transcript
time for the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Many blood donors go on vacation. The problem is... the need for blood doesn't take a break. But today the Blood bank got a big boost. From Miss Hawaii. 11:13-11:24 CRYSTAL LEE YOU DONT REALLY REALIZE HOW POWERFUL ONE PINT OF BLOOD IS ONE HOUR OF YOUR DAY CAN SAVE THREE LIVES That's Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee--crown and all-- with other beauty queens at the Blood Bank of Hawaii. It was a miss hawaii blood drive--- and crystal drummed up 26 donors to come in and give.. Its all part of her Miss Hawaii platform ---- Spurred on by the first hand knowledge that blood saves lives. 9:26-9:44 CRYSTAL LEE MY GRANDFATHER WAS ACTUALLY DIAGNOSED WITH A BLOOD CANCER. HE BASICALY SURVIVED OFF OF BLOOD DONATION. AND THERE WERE TIMES WHEN THEY WERE UNABLE TO FIND HIS RIGHT BLOOD TYPE AND MATCH TO GIVE HIM THE RIGHT TRANSFUSION SO IT CLICKED WHY DONT I HELP THE BLOOD BANK Crystal's uncle---- David Loui--- is a first time blood donor-- he said he was convinced after hearing his niece speak during the Miss hawaii pageant. 2:34-2:45 DAVID LOUI AND SHE SAID don't EXPECT A MIRACLE WHEN MAYBE YOU CAN BE A MIRACLE FOR SOMEONE IT JUST TOUCHED ME I MADE UP MY MIND I WAS READY TO DO IT. 10:42-10:50 CRYSTAL HE CAME ON HIS CRUTCHES AND HOW INSPIRING TO SEE SOMEBODY JUST WANT TO COME TO SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATION OR TWO JUST SAVE ANOTHER LIFE. It turned out that Crystal herself couldnt donate her iron level just wasn't high enough..... But Miss Oahu Brittany Woodward could---- and did so---crown and all--surrounded by beauty queens. For the blood bank this was an incredible gift. Summer is their slowest time for donations with so many people on vacation. And yet the need for blood continues. First timer David says it wasnt that bad. 2:48-3;00 DAVID LOUI I THINK THE FEAR OF NEEDLES AND I THINK FORMOST PEOPLE ITS THAT WAY BUT IT WENT SO WELL I WOULD REALLY CONSIDER BEING A REGULAR DONOR And that is music to ears of the folks at Hawaii Blood Bank. If you'd like to find out more about becoming a blood donor ... go to the "as seen on section" of kitv dot com... we've got a link to the Blood Bank of Hawaii.