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Summer Blood Drive launch emphasizes constant need for blood

Blood Bank of Delmarva’s Summer Blood Drive launch on May 21 brought together special guests, sponsors, staff and members of the public to help raise awareness about the constant need for blood. The crowd filled up the seats in the atrium for the formal remarks, and the event received media coverage by WHYY TV and […]

Summer Blood Drive launch set for May 21

CHRISTIANA, Del. – “What are you doing this summer?” The easy answer at Blood Bank of Delmarva is saving lives, and it’s also the theme of this year’s Summer Blood Drive! BBD is launching its 16th annual summer blood donation awareness campaign because, while the need for blood never takes a vacation, blood donations typically […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]