Mobile Blood Drives Next Week

BERLIN — With the summer vacation plans of regular donors playing havoc with donation schedules, the Blood Bank of Delmarva is looking for a little extra help to fill next week’s mobile blood drives in Ocean Pines and Snow Hill.

“We anticipate that more than 20,000 people on Delmarva will need blood this year – and it takes an average of 350 donors per day to meet the need,” said Michael Waite, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Blood Bank of Delmarva.

Two mobile drives will be held next week in Worcester County: Tuesday, July 17, at the Snow Hill Fire Department and Friday, July 20 at the Ocean Pines Library from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 pm.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be taken as time allows. Individuals who are 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, are in general good health, and have had no tattoos or body piercings within the past 12 months meet the minimum requirements to give blood. To schedule an appointment, call 1 888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit www.delmarvablood.org/donate.

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