Ho'okupu ~ Giving Back to the Community

January is National Blood Donor month, and this year the need has never been greater. The pandemic has led to a blood donation shortage that greatly affects the community. As a long-time supporter of the Blood Bank of Hawaii, Matson is seeking help. The need for 150 to 200 donors are needed each day to meet the local blood supply demand.

Giving blood is easy and convenient, and just one hour of a donor’s time could save up to three lives. Blood donations can be the difference between life and death for patients in the emergency room, operating room or even a delivery room. Matson is thankful for Hawaii’s long-time donors and hope to inspire more to give the gift of life. Anyone age 16 and over can donate. For every donation received this month, Blood Bank of Hawaii will provide a meal to Hawaii Foodbank through their “Give Blood. End Hunger.” Campaign.

Visit bbh.org to donate today and help save lives.


Ho’okupu is a common exchange of gifts and offerings that help others share and distribute resources.


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