BLOOD BANK OF DELMARVA ANNOUNCES BLOOD EMERGENCY

The long term impact of the pandemic has resulted in a year of virtually no youth first-time donors, 30% fewer blood drives and thousands of donors that have yet to return to donate since before the pandemic. BBD currently has a 2 - 3 day supply of blood, well below what is needed. Hospitalizations are going up and far outpacing the number of donations we are receiving. Your help is urgently needed.

Please click here or call 1.888.825.6638 to make an appointment to donate your much needed blood. 

WE'RE LAUNCHING A NEW MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO HELP INCREASE AWARENESS!
In partnership with advertising agency Markham Yard, BBD's new campaign spans radio, cable, social media and more. Through humor and compelling narrative, the campaign is being launched to show a new generation of potential donors not only how important it is to regularly donate blood, but also how easy it can be.

Examples of the campaign’s advertisements are available here.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine and donations, click here.

Remember to bring photo ID and know your donor ID number ABC123.

We thank you for your continued support and hope to see you soon.

For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions call 1.888.825.6638.

To learn more about donating during this time and the new processes and deferrals due to COVID-19, please click here.

DONORS PRESENTING:

  • Must wear a mask or face covering
  • Must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19
  • May NOT donate if they have a positive diagnostic test or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • May NOT donate if they are currently on self-quarantine restrictions
  • Who have had the COVID-19 vaccine should check processes in place using the above link

We do not test for COVID-19. Please contact your health care provider if you
want to be tested.