Blood Bank of Delmarva will hold four awards luncheons throughout Delmarva to recognize the 75 local high schools and 11 colleges that contributed to the success of the 2013-2014 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.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the participating schools held 139 blood drives which resulted in 8,227 donors.
“We are extremely grateful to the thousands of students and staff who organized, recruited and donated at the many school blood drives throughout Delmarva,” said Kelly Sakiewicz, School Program Coordinator. “The blood collected during the drives makes up about 11 percent of our annual blood collections. Therefore, they are crucial to ensuring local patients get a fighting chance at life.”
AWARDS LUNCHEONS HELD THROUGHOUT DELMARVA
There will be four awards luncheons held throughout Delmarva. Each event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The best time for pictures and interviews will be during the first half of the event.
- New Castle & Cecil County Schools: Monday, October 6
Hilton Wilmington/Christiana – 100 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713
- Upper Eastern Shore & Kent County, MD Schools: Tuesday, October 7
Waterview Grill at the Easton Club – 28449 Clubhouse Drive, Easton, MD 21601
- Lower Eastern Shore Schools: Thursday, October 9
Wicomico Civic Center – 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
- Kent & Sussex County Schools: Friday, October 10
Abbott’s Grill – 249 NE Front Street, Milford, DE 19963
About Blood Bank of Delmarva
Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit community service organization that provides blood and blood products to hospitals in the Delmarva region. More than 83,000 blood donations were needed last year for about 20,000 patients across the Delmarva Peninsula. Blood Bank of Delmarva is a member of America’s Blood Centers.
For more information about the Blood Bank or to schedule an appointment, visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.