In partnership with the Blood Bank of Delmarva, Beebe Healthcare will host at least two blood drives on its campuses this summer.
The first will be by appointment only, Monday, June 15, at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing. Beebe’s second blood drive will be Friday, July 31, at the Rehoboth Health Campus off Route 24.
To make an appointment to help save lives, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.
“Donating blood is not always top of mind in healthcare, and I am proud to have our Beebe team step up to donate and help organize these events so early in our recovery phase,” said Dr. David Tam, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO. “A well-stocked blood bank will be critical as health organizations like Beebe began to safely ramp up procedures that have been paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. I encourage the public not only to donate, but to donate regularly, as it helps save lives. A special thank you to the Lewes Rotary Club which is assisting Beebe in these efforts.”
According to the blood bank, supplies have dwindled during the pandemic. Normally a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually replenished. Those reserves are below that minimum. The blood banks reported O positive red blood cells are at a 2.8-day inventory level.
There are many opportunities to donate throughout Sussex County. For available dates and hours, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or go to https://donate.bbd.org/donor/schedules/geo.
To learn more about blood donation, go to www.delmarvablood.org/.