Silver jubilee occurs during National Blood Donor Month

OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Blood Bank of Delmarva invites local residents to participate in the 25th annual Ocean City Blood Drive scheduled for Monday, January 22, Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24.

This traditional draw, BBD’s largest, takes place at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center overlooking scenic Assawoman Bay.

The theme for this year’s silver jubilee is, “In donors we trust.” BBD aims to book between 825 and 1,000 donors. The record stands at 685 donors set in 2021.

“We invite the Ocean City community and vicinity to join us for the silver jubilee celebration of the famous Ocean City Blood Drive,” said Steven Corse, Executive Director, Blood Operations for Blood Bank of Delmarva. “This is a monumental occasion, and we ask everyone to help us make this the biggest, most successful blood drive ever in Ocean City’s history.

“And don’t forget that you get the famous Ocean City Blood Drive T-shirt that always proves to be popular with donors,” he added.

The Ocean City Blood Drive occurs during the pinnacle of National Blood Donor Month, which was created to raise awareness during a traditionally slow time for blood donations. It’s an important time to raise awareness about the need for blood donations when winter weather can lead to blood drive cancellations or donors who opt to stay home. Donating blood once per season can prevent shortages.

“I want to thank the Town of Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Convention Center staff, and all the municipal workers and residents who make this event great year after year,” Corse said. “This blood drive is also made possible in part by the Ocean City Lions Club, Greater Ocean City, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus Council #9053 and Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City.”

Thank you as well to the annual support from the local business community.  Notably, Dough Roller, Candy Kitchen, Wockenfuss Candies, and Tru by Hilton. It is greatly needed and appreciated.

To book an appointment, please call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit

 · WHO: The Town of Ocean City, Maryland; Ocean City Lions Club; Greater Ocean City, Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce; Blood Bank of Delmarva

· WHAT: The 25th annual Ocean City Blood Drive is the Blood Bank of Delmarva’s largest blood drive of the year. This year’s theme is “In donors we trust.”

· WHEN: 10 a.m. – 6p.m. Monday, January 22, 9 a.m.- 5p.m. Tuesday, January 23 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, January 24.

· WHERE: Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

· HOW: Media are asked to RSVP with Tony Prado at [email protected].