SALISBURY, Md. -- The month of August can be one of the slowest when it comes to blood donations. Monday, The Blood Bank of Delmarva set up for a blood Drive at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, hoping to change that fact here on the shore.
The Blood Bank of Delmarva is making it easy to donate blood, just one hour is all it takes to save a life. Employees agree, taking time out of the day is worth it.
"They make it very easy even when they are in a portable location like this," says Teresa Masino, a data base administrator at the hospital.
The Blood Bank of Delmarva needs 350 donors a day to meet the needs locally, and unlike the Red Cross they are not seeing as much of a shortage as the rest of the nation.
"We were in pretty good shape primarily because of our membership system we have a much larger pool of donors to call," says Suzanne Murray, marketing account executive with the Blood Bank.
Between events like this, and regular donors the blood supply continues to pour in. But registered nurse Peggy Wright sees the increased need first hand, especially this month. Which is why she decided to lend a helping arm.
"In the summer we do have more need because of the Ocean City traffic so that's why everyone needs to come out here and give," she says.
"Summers are always rough because people are so busy but today we had 70 appointments scheduled for PRMC," Murray adds.
If you would like to donate you can make an appointment with the Blood Bank of Delmarva.
They are located on Mount Herman Road in Salisbury and are open 5 days a week.
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