Blood Bank emergency is declared

DELMARVA – The Blood Bank of Delmarva is holding major blood drives, as they declare a blood emergency. They are calling on all residents to help replenish blood reserves. Each of the seven blood drives is open to the public and everyone who can is encouraged to donate.

Last week, BBD announced a critical shortage, but that need is extending through this week and now BBD is declaring a blood emergency. Blood supplies remain at critical lows, with only a two-day reserve of O positive, O negative, and platelets.

These levels are nowhere near sufficient to ensure the region’s 19 hospitals have access to the blood they need.

Upcoming drives include: • Immanuel United Church of Christ, Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Milford Public Library, Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. • State Service Center-Laurel, Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Amity Coffee Roasters, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. • CHEER Community Center, April 29 from noon to 6 p.m. • Selbyville Fire Hall, April 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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