16th Annual Ocean City Blood Drive - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

16th Annual Ocean City Blood Drive

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Delmarva residents made their way to the Ocean City Convention center today to help save lives. The Delmarva Blood Bank expects close to 600 donors over the next two days to help with a much depleted supply. 

Organizers say this has been a difficult time of year for them because of last weeks weather.  They lost over 400 appointments due to the snow.

At first thought, many say giving blood can be a bit overwhelming if not scary, but staff go through a lot of effort to make sure it's organized, effortless and as painless as possible.

You go through a packet of information, go behind a curtain for a one on one consultation and then head to the chair.

For a phlebotomist to draw the blood, it takes a maximum of 12 minutes, and the entire process takes 45 minutes to an hour.

Stephanie Hultberg has been donating since she was 18 years old and says she saw her father in need of blood for a transfusion.

The OC Blood Drive picks back up tomorrow from 9 AM to 5 PM. Appointments can be made by calling the Delmarva blood bank at 410-749-4162. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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