Blood Bank of Hawaii to hold Big Island drives for first time since onset of pandemic

Phlebotomist Connie Ryan marks the location of a vein on Linda Quarberg's arm as Quarberg prepares to donate blood for the 226th time in January 2019 during a Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at Aunty Sally's Luau Hale in Hilo. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo)

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is returning to the neighbor islands for the first time since March to collect blood from donors.