On Wednesday, February 27, Archmere held a student-faculty Blood Drive to benefit the Blood Bank of Delmarva. The Blood Bank of Delmarva serves the community by meeting the needs of patients, hospitals, and members for safe, high quality blood products and related services. They provide blood and blood products to 18 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. Archmere faculty member Meaghan Thomas spearheaded Archmere's Blood Drive, which took place throughout the entire school day. As a school, Archmere donated 51 pints of blood which will help to save the lives of nearly 200 local patients in the Delmarva area.
More than 79,000 blood donations are needed in this area each year for about 20,000 patients across the Delmarva Peninsula. More than 30 convenient mobile donor sites are located throughout Delmarva. Please call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 for an appointment or make an appointment online.