For additional information regarding services, please contact Distribution at Blood Bank of Hawaii by calling (808) 848-4700.
BBH offers therapeutic phlebotomy for patients with hematological diseases/red cell disorders, hereditary hemochromatosis, and severe secondary polycythemia due to an underlying medical condition or medication.
To schedule a therapeutic phlebotomy for a patient, determine the number or frequency of the phlebotomy and the hemoglobin level above which phlebotomy should be performed. Complete the Therapeutic Phlebotomy Physician's Request and Consent Form.
BBH is the blood banking and transfusion medicine resource for Hawaii's physicians and patients, offering 24/7 assistance to hospital partners. A BBH physician is on call at all times to resolve problems or provide medical consultation in identifying the best possible blood products for patients in need.
The Technical Advisory Committee is a group comprised of representatives of facilities served by Blood Bank of Hawaii. Its purpose is to provide a forum to discuss trending issues in the field of transfusion medicine as well as issues related to service and product delivery.
Collaboration is key to advancing care for Hawaii's patients. BBH is proud to offer clinical education to help healthcare professions in our community improve their medical and scientific knowledge. For schools and organizations interested in our life-saving work, BBH offers workshops, lectures, seminars, tours and advisory committee meetings. Our educational opportunities are easily accessible, high-quality and delivered by experts in the field.
The Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) provides specialized services to assist hospitals:
The IRL is always staffed. On-site staff is available most hours. During the following times when on-site staff is unavailable, on-call staff is available for emergency testing: