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Blood Bank of Delmarva and New York Blood Center Join Forces

NEWARK, DE and NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 2, 2017 – Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) and New York Blood Center (NYBC), both community-based, nonprofit blood centers, announced today that they are merging their operations to create one of the leading blood centers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The new partnership brings together the complementary […]

It’s A Matter of Convenience

New Approach Designed to Make Donating Easier “The days of blood donors walking through our doors is facing the same types of challenges that retailers are finding with online competitors, it’s about convenience.” “Donors have been telling us for a while that taking time out of their workday to donate is becoming increasingly challenging and […]

Blood Bank Announces New CEO

Former Board Chair Moves to Executive Office John Ferretti, the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), has been chosen to lead the organization as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.  The announcement was made today by the Board’s Vice Chair, Michael Franklin, President and CEO of Atlantic General […]

BLOOD BANK’S CEO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Roy Roper to Leave in March Roy Roper, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), announced his pending retirement in a message to the staff of the organization today.  Roper joined the Blood Bank in December 2009 as VP of Administrative Services and was named President and CEO in January […]

BBD TESTS FOR ZIKA VIRUS

Organization Implements Test Ahead of Federal Mandate Newark, DE – The Zika virus continues to spread throughout the United States and cases have now been detected in all 50 states.  In the Delmarva region, Delaware has reported 16 cases while Maryland is reporting 108. Due to the rapid spread of this virus, mostly through travel […]

Rebekah’s Journey with BBD

In July 2015, Rebekah began her internship as a Web Designer at Blood Bank of Delmarva. The month of July was not only a stepping stone in her career, but it also held other significance for Rebekah. July 2015 marked her 20th year in remission from leukemia. Rebekah was only eight months old when she was […]

Ashlynn’s 124th Blood Transfusion

Often, people believe that blood donations are used to help those who have experienced a severe injury or have a medical condition resulting in the need for surgery; however, this is not always the case. Many people require routine blood transfusions in order to live. Ashlynn is a young girl in the Delmarva region who proves […]

BBD Produces INTERCEPT Pathogen Reduced Platelet Units

The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) announced today the production of pathogen reduced platelets. BBD was the first blood center to sign an agreement with Cerus Corporation following the FDA approval received for the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets and plasma in December 2014. BBD provides blood transfusion products and services to hospitals and patients […]

BBD Acknowledged in the Delaware Business Times

We are proud to be acknowledged in the Delaware Business Times (May 8, 2015) for our innovation and dedication to serving our community. Read the Delaware Business Times to learn more about BBD’s investment in cutting-edge technology. http://www.delawarebusinesstimes.com/bbd-invests-in-technology-and-innovation/

Karyn, Delaware

Karyn of Delaware had begun showing signs of placenta percreta 24 weeks into her second pregnancy. “Placenta percreta occurs when the placenta penetrates through the entire uterine wall and attaches to another organ” according to the American Pregnancy Association (2006). Placenta percreta is the rarest and most severe form of placenta accreta with only a 5% risk […]