Who We Are

Founded in 1954, Blood Bank of Delmarva is a nonprofit community-based blood center that provides lifesaving blood and blood products to 1.5 million people and 19 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. With donor centers in Delaware (Dagsboro, Dover, Newark), Maryland (Salisbury), Pennsylvania (Chadds Ford), and Virginia (eastern shore), we serve our community by meeting the needs of patients, hospitals, and donors with safe, high-quality blood products and related services.

Our Lifesaving Network

In 2019, BBD merged with New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe). As a division of NYBCe, we are part of a network that is internationally recognized for its high humanitarian impact, including lifesaving blood products, specialty pharmaceuticals, and high-quality clinical, technical, testing, and consultative services for healthcare providers and patients. Learn more about NYBCe’s lifesaving network.

Our Mission

Today, as part of New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), we proudly serve as a vital community lifeline dedicated to helping patients and advancing global public health through our four-part mission.

  1. Provide the highest quality blood and stem cell products and related medical and consultative services to hospitals and patients.
  2. Conduct the highest quality, novel, and innovative research in the fields of hematology, blood banking and transfusion medicine, and cellular therapies, thus advancing these fields and positively impacting public health.
  3. Develop products, technologies, and services in the fields of hematology, blood banking, transfusion medicine, and cellular therapies with the potential to have worldwide humanitarian impact.
  4. Train the next generation of leaders in each of these fields.