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Be Someone’s Hero. Give Blood.

The 15th Annual Summer Blood Challenge has a new theme!  We’re hitting the road from May 15th, 2017 to September 23rd, 2017.  BBD will drive 10,000 miles and meet many donors who are separated geographically but are connected by their altruism and passion for helping save lives.  Now THAT’S something worth celebrating!  Look for a special mobile event at a Texas Roadhouse near you.

Can’t join us on the road? Don’t worry – you can still participate and help save lives. AND did we mention all donors could win a $50 gift card courtesy of TD Bank and a 2018 vacation at the Residences at Lighthouse Cove, located in the heart of Dewey, DE? You can find more contest details below!

How to Participate

Individual Donor

Individual donors can meet us on the road OR come to any donor center to be a part of our Summer Road Trip. ALL donors who give from May 15th to September 23rd will be eligible to win Summer Road Trip prizes.


Participating businesses and organizations can compete all summer by recruiting donors to give on behalf of their organization. The organizations with the most donors in each size category and the most donors by percentage at the end of the summer will win recognition and awards! You will be able to track your progress with BBD’s bi-weekly company newsletter. ALL donors who give on behalf of their organization from May 15th to September 23rd will be eligible to win Summer Road Trip prizes.

Company sizes:

Micro < 100 employees
Small 101 – 299 employees
Medium 300 – 699 employees
Large 700 – 2,000 employees
Extra-large > 2,000 employees

To ensure the donor and the company get credit for the blood donation, complete an electronic Hero Card at the time of donation. (Where applicable, or a hero card will be provided). Any donations made at a blood drive location will be credited to the hosting company. Note: Those giving blood on behalf of a State of Delaware Agency MUST list the name of the State Agency.

Want to sign your business up?

Call a Donor Recruiter!

Desso Bryant: 302-528-6679
Suzanne Murray: 302-357-0818
Mary Moore: 302-384-0747

Click here to register your company to participate.

Prizes & Giveaways

Grand Prize
One-Week Paid Vacation at Residences at Lighthouse Cove in Dewey Beach

The Residences at Lighthouse Cove donated a week vacation in one of their resort-style condominiums for the summer of 2018. One lucky donor will enjoy a rooftop pool and bay beach access. The winner will work with the Residences at Lighthouse Cove to select their vacation dates for next year.

The raffle for the grand prize will be held September 24th, 2017.

Weekly Prizes
$50 Gift Card Courtesy of TD Bank

Raffle for a $50 gift card will be held weekly throughout the Summer Road Trip contest.

Donors will receive an entry according to their donation type.

Whole Blood & Fresh Whole Blood  1 entry
Double Red Cell 2 entries
Red Cell Plasma 2 entries
Single 3 entries
Double & Triple 4 entries
Young Donors (35 and under) 2 entries

You can also earn an extra entry by referring a new donor who has never given blood with us before. All referrals will be tracked at the time of donation.

Scheduled Blood Drives

Let’s hit the road! Special mobile events will be held at Texas Road House locations across Delmarva. Donors can expect fun rewards for stopping by.

Texas Roadhouse, Glen Mills Sat, Jun 3, 2017
Texas Roadhouse, Bear Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Texas Roadhouse, Middletown Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Texas Roadhouse, Camden Sat, Aug 5, 2017
Texas Roadhouse, Seaford Sat, Aug 26, 2017
Texas Roadhouse, Salisbury Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Click here for a copy of the Summer Blood Challenge 2017 Contest Rules

Thank you to all 2017 Summer Blood Challenge participants!