The Blood Bank of Hawaii unveiled a human drop photo mosaic on Saturday, World Blood Donor Day, to recognize Hawaii’s 25,000 volunteer blood donors.
The mosaic started with the blood bank inviting the community to thank donors by submitting their photos, and in just a two-week period, hundreds of photos were sent from not only donors, but patient-recipients, blood bank staff, hospital partners, local businesses and organizations.
The images were tagged and posted through email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the blood bank’s website at BBH.org.
The mosaic, titled “It Takes a Community to Save Lives,” will be on display at the blood bank’s Dillingham donor center through the remainder of June.
World Blood Donor Day is part of a global campaign to build public awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank those special individuals who give blood voluntarily and regularly without reward.