Haiku Poem – 献血所

beds now empty
searching for volunteers
blood donations

(Jim Woodhull)
けんけつしょ また ふえて きた あき ベッド

When the first lockdown in Hawaii happened around April, the rules were very strict and there were few places that people were allowed to go to. Only essential places like stores to buy food, banks and service stations. Since there were very few places to go to the blood banks were suddenly very busy with people wanting to donate blood as it gave them an opportunity to get out of the house. Before the lock down I could easily make my once every two weeks appointment but after the lock down it was so busy that I had to book almost two months in advance! Things have gotten back to normal now and I can finally make my every two weeks appointment. I am sure that for that short period of time the blood banks reached their goals of donations!


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim
Honolulu, Hawaii ハワイ州オアフ島ホノルル
ジム ウッドハルさんは、血液センターから、血小板の提供をしていただけないかと尋ねられて以来、12年間、定期的に、血小板成分献血を続けています。はしかとか天然痘か何かの病気にかかっていないため、採取された血小板は、妊娠中の女性や赤ちゃんに使われます。(編集長 美智子)

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