BBD’s blood drive partnership with Ocean City, Md. will mark its 20th year as the largest, annual event for Blood Bank of Delmarva.
The blood drive is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Ocean City Convention Center.
“This is the longest running blood drive event we have,” Donor Recruiter Suzanne Murray said.“It works because the whole town comes together to support the blood drive. City and county employees are encouraged to donate and are allowed to donate on work time. The town donates the convention center space to us which makes the blood drive cost-effective.
“Blood Bank of Delmarva needs 350 donors per day to meet the needs of area hospitalsthroughout Delmarva,” Murray said. “And Ocean City donors supply enough blood for the entire Delmarva Peninsula the day of their blood drive.”
The Coastal Association of Realtors has been a long-standing supporter of the blood drive and has promoted the drive to its members, she added. CAR has also supplied hundreds of volunteers and blood donors over the last 20 years.
Featured will be pizza donated by Dough Roller, sweet treats from Candy Kitchen and Wockenfuss,Girl Scout cookies from Worcester County Girl Scouts, and fresh fruit from Berlin Walmart.
The donors participating in this blood drive will receive a free T-shirt, food and a chance to win a 43-inch smart TV.
To book an appointment please call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit www.delmarvablood.org. Use code OCCC to register. All hospitals benefit from this drive, including Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center