O negative blood donors needed

The Blood Bank of Delmarva is issuing a call for O negative blood donors and urges those who are able to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

“Due to a variety of factors, blood donations are not where we need them to be and we are in critical need of blood to serve our local hospitals. Our greatest need is for O Negative, the universal blood type,” said Michael Waite, director of marketing and community relations for blood Bank of Delmarva in a press release. “We will be offering O negative donors a chance to enter a $250 drawing if they donate before the end of August.”

The Concord Donor Center for the blood bank is at the Christiana Care Concord Health Center, 161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike (Rt. 202), Suite 2300. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 1:30p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged, but due to the current need, walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8. A free app is also available on iPhones and Androids.

The Blood Bank of Delmarva is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) community service organization which provides blood transfusion products and services for hospitals within the Delmarva region which includes Delaware as well as the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. It supplies approximately 75,000 red cell, 13,000 platelet, and 21,000 plasma units per year. For over 60 years, Blood Bank of Delmarva has ensured a safe and continuous supply of blood to meet the needs of over 20,000 patients annually.



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