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BBD for Generations to Come

Welcome to Blood Bank of Delmarva's (BBD) 2022 end-of-year campaign and thank you for playing a part in saving lives like MaverickMaking a financial donation to BBD this year makes you a part of our groundbreaking work and is doing something different to impact the community.

Maverick's family is thankful to have you standing with BBD, so their son can be healthy and living his best life. Your financial donation truly makes you part of these life-changing stories that take place daily in our community. 

The challenges and obstacles facing the community blood supply have not ended as we transition to a post-pandemic world. But, with your financial support, the opportunities to continue our lifesaving work are endless. If you are unable to donate blood, your financial gift will make a difference!

**Note: Please be assured that all funds from your donation stay in BBD's local Community.

Discover a Cause You Would Like to Fund

  • BBD Annual Fund

    To deliver what matters most to our generous blood donors, blood drive sponsors, hospital and clinic partners, and others throughout the healthcare industry, funding is needed for everyday lifesaving operations. Your financial donation provides BBD with the flexibility to allocate resources towards our most immediate needs, which allows us to provide the greatest impact on our community. With the blood donation landscape changing, BBD faces increased expenditures related to operating our donor centers as well as expanding blood donor recruitment.

  • Youth and Scholarship Programs

    In the last five years, we’ve seen a 10% decrease in blood donations from 16-18 years old, and a 15% decrease from individuals 19-24 years old. High schools, colleges, and the education sectors play a crucial role in supporting the local and national blood supply, which is why BBD is dedicated to educating and inspiring the youth community to become the next generation of blood donors and scientific leaders.

    Your financial donation goes directly towards making a local and national impact in the youth community by enabling us to provide scholarship and leadership opportunities for students. Our scholarships and seminars foster leadership skills through volunteerism and community service, and exposure to STEM careers shaping the landscape of global healthcare and scientific discovery.

  • New and Updated Blood Donor Centers

    Since the pandemic, blood donor behavior has shifted. Prior to 2020, 65% of our blood collections came from community blood drives, with 35% from donor centers. We are now collecting about 70% in donor centers and 30% from community blood drives. Your financial donation will support the procurement of additional donor sites and upgrades to current centers.

    With the community’s support, we can establish fixed sites in high-traffic areas around the Delmarva area. A donated location with the opportunity for a long-term lease is optimal. However, individual and corporate donations are also crucial and will help us maintain and expand these fixed blood donor sites through building upgrades, signage, privacy screens, underwriting, naming rights, and sponsorships.

Give a Gift in Any Meaningful Amount to You

  • Our Promise to You
    • The Blood Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID: 131949477.

    • Your tax-deductible gift will be recognized with a personalized thank-you letter from our Vice President Patricia Killeen. 

    • If you mail us a check, in order to protect its security, BBD has all funds processed by Bank of America Inc., Boston, MA. Please be assured that all funds from your donation stay in BBD's local community. 

  • Donate by Mail
    • To make a gift by mail, please make your check payable to Blood Bank of Delmarva and mail it to us at:

      Blood Bank of Delmarva
      P.O. BOX 419354
      Boston, MA 02241-9354

      *Note: To protect the security of your check, BBD has all funds processed by Bank of America in Boston, MA. Please be assured that all funds from your donation stay in BBD's local Community.

  • Donate by Text
    • The easiest and quickest option to give a financial gift toward BBD's end-of-year annual appeal is to TEXT the word BBD22 to 20222 to Donate $50 Now. 

    • You may also TEXT the word BBD to 20222 to donate $25. (This contribution will not be contributed towards the 2022 End of Year Campaign).

  • Donate by Phone
    • To make a gift by phone via credit card or to ask questions about donating money to BBD, please contact a Fund Development Team member at: 302.737.8405.

  • Questions?
    • We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact a BBD Office of Fund Development team member by emailing us at Fundraising@bbd.org, or by filling out a Contact Us Form.