~The 2012-2013 school blood drive season was successful in saving local lives
NEWARK, DE – Blood Bank of Delmarva will hold four awards luncheons throughout Delmarva to recognize the 75 local high schools that contributed to the success of the 2012-2013 School Blood Drive Program. (Luncheon dates, times and locations are listed below.) The luncheons, which also serve as the official kick-off to this year’s school program, are attended by students and school advisors who will play a major role in organizing high school blood drives this season.
From September 2012 to May 2013, the high schools and 11 colleges hosted 136 blood drives resulting in 8,162 units of blood. Each unit of blood can save up to 3 lives.
“The school administrators and students we work with truly make the school blood drive program a success. They work hard to promote the drives, recruit donors and volunteers and so much more,” said Kelly Sakiewicz, Blood Bank School Program Coordinator. “We are grateful for their enthusiasm and dedication to the program each year.”
AWARDS LUNCHEONS HELD THROUGHOUT DELMARVA
• Upper Eastern Shore & Kent County, MD Schools: Monday, October 7
Waterview Grill at the Easton Club – 28449 Clubhouse Drive, Easton, MD 21601
• New Castle & Cecil County Schools: Tuesday, October 8
Hilton Wilmington/Christiana – 100 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713
• Kent & Sussex County Schools: Wednesday, October 9
Abbott’s Grill – 249 NE Front Street, Milford, DE 19963
• Lower Eastern Shore Schools: Thursday, October 10
The Fountains – 1800 Sweetbay Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804
About Blood Bank of Delmarva
Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit, community service organization that provides blood for the 16 hospitals in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. More than 350 blood donors are needed every day to meet the needs of patients at those hospitals. For more information about the Blood Bank or to make an appointment to give blood, visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8.