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Blood Bank of Delmarva

The Blood Bank of Delmarva and City of Rehoboth Beach are partnering on a blood drive for the first time.

Blood Bank of Delmarva

The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) says it's facing a blood emergency.


Sarah Mueller

Gov. John Carney has approved legislation allowing the state to reimburse companies for funding projects that meet certain goals.

The Blood Bank of Delmarva is issuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors to give now to help address a winter blood donation shortage.

The Blood Bank of Delmarva is asking local residents to help meet an urgent request for over 2,000-units of blood from blood banks in Texas.

Red Cross says emergency blood donations needed

Jul 5, 2017
Amanda Romney/American Red Cross

In the wake of a severe blood and platelet shortage, the Red Cross has issued an emergency call for donations this summer.

By Vegasjon, via Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve ever donated blood, you know it’s a labor of love mixed with a sense of duty. But a little competition doesn’t hurt either. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

After people donate blood, blood banks conduct a series of tests to make sure the blood they’ve given is safe. And now, blood banks are looking at an additional health hazard.

A series of local traumas has put pressure on Delaware’s blood supply.

Now, the Blood Bank of Delmarva is putting out an urgent call for donations ahead of the possibility of a major storm this weekend.

January is National Blood Donor Month and the Delmarva Blood Bank is encouraging everyone to help out hospitals by donating blood.

Local hospitals require about 350 donors a day to supply their need of blood and blood products. Platelets are especially in high demand due to their short shelf life of five days.

Michael Waite, spokesperson for the Delmarva Blood Bank, says their blood supply tends to be low at this time of the year. This is because cold weather and illness prevent people from going to donation centers. Hospitals will also demand more blood due to increased traffic accidents that typically occur during the holiday season.