A different kind of ”March Madness” is now underway, and at stake is more than a championship; the results will literally save lives.
The Blood Bank of Hawaii is one of eight blood centers across the United States to take part in ”Blood Bank Madness,” a head-to-head ”tournament” where winners are determined by the number of blood donations received every week. The blood center that has the largest gain in donations compared to the same week in 2021 will win and move forward in the tournament.”
“We designed [the rules] that way in order to make the competition fair between blood centers of different sizes that serve different geographic and population centers, explains Blood Bank of Hawaii chief operating officer Todd Lewis. “Although it’s all for a good cause, we’re excited to see the spirit of competition that’s been ignited in states across the country.”
This week, the Blood Bank of Hawaii is matched against the Medic Regional Blood Center of Tennessee. The competition round ends on Sunday, March 13. The final winner will be announced on April 5.
For information about donating blood and the Blood Bank of Hawaii, click HERE.