Blood Bank Of Delmarva Looking For Donors To Prep For July 4th - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Blood Bank Of Delmarva Looking For Donors To Prep For July 4th

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DELMARVA - The Blood Bank of Delmarva says they are in a great need for donations, especially with the upcoming long weekend.

They are asking for donations of O Negative, as that is the universal blood type, along with O Positive and A Positive. Officials say they expect an increased need with the upcoming holiday.

Michael Waite, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Blood Bank of Delmarva says "Due to a variety of factors, current blood inventories are not adequate. Our greatest need is for O Negative, the universal blood type. We are also asking O Positive and A Positive donors to give us a call or walk in to one of our centers this week. Platelet donors are also urged to schedule an appointment this week. Platelets have a shelf life of just five days, so it is imperative that we maintain an adequate supply going into the long holiday weekend."

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary because of the increased need. They have locations in Christiana, Wilmington, Dover, and Salisbury. To schedule an appointment, visit the Blood Bank's website, or call 1-888-8_BLOOD.

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