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Salt Lake Elementary School PTA hosts blood drive

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The holidays can be a hectic time for many, but one gift is worth taking the time for. Many took the time out of their holiday season to save a life at a blood drive Saturday.  

The Salt Lake Elementary School PTA teamed up with Blood Bank of Hawaii to host the drive at their school.  Blood Bank of Hawaii says the holidays can be one of the toughest times for donor turn-out. 

The school started with a goal of gathering 25 units of blood, but ended with close to 70 units. 

"For Salt Lake PTA to put on this drive and having the children inspiring adults to come out just really serves as a reminder that the need for blood doesn't take a holiday and it's so important to come out." explained Maura Dolormente with the Blood Bank of Hawaii.

About 200 blood donors are needed everyday to help meet the needs of Hawaii's patients.  Saturday's donations will b distributed to hospitals on Thanksgiving day. 

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