Thusday 7/9 Blood Drive at 76ers Fieldhouse!
Blood Bank of Delmarva is calling for blood donations to strengthen the region’s blood supply. With towns reopening and elective surgeries beginning, now is an important time to donate. Before COVID-19, mobile blood drives hosted by schools, organizations, and businesses made up around 40% of the region’s incoming blood supply, but all drives had to be cancelled during the past several months. Blood Bank of Delmarva recently began hosting a limited number of drives again, however they are far from the number of drives per month needed at area hospitals.
Blood Bank of Delmarva hopes to collect 100 units, enough to treat 300 patients in need. Donors are required to schedule appointments in advance in order to maintain social distancing and can sign up here by using the code 78FH.
We are taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here.
WHERE: 401 Garasches Lane, Wilmington, DE
WHEN: Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10 a.m.
WHO: Blood Donors, Blood Bank of Delmarva representatives
WHY: It only takes one hour to donate, and a single donation can save multiple lives. Roughly one in seven hospital admissions require a blood transfusion. Those in need include: cancer patients, accident, burn, or trauma victims, newborn babies and their mothers, transplant recipients, surgery patients, chronically transfused patients suffering from sickle cell disease or thalassemia, and many more.
About Blood Bank of Delmarva: Blood Bank of Delmarva is a not-for-proﬁt 501(c)(3) community blood bank with a simple mission: saving lives. The Blood Bank of Delmarva achieves its mission every day by providing safe blood and blood products to all 19 hospitals in Delmarva and relies on over 80,000 volunteer blood donors each year to ensure patients’ needs are met. The Blood Bank of Delmarva distributes over 130,000 blood products annually and operates four donor centers. Each year, the Blood Bank of Delmarva normally hosts over 600 blood drives. These blood drives would not be possible without the commitment of community organizations that volunteer to serve as sponsors or coordinators, which provides opportunities for blood donors to give blood and help patients in need. BBD is New York Blood Center Enterprises affiliate and a member of AABB and ABC. For more information, please visit delmarvablood.org or follow us at facebook.com/delmarvabloodbank.