Rock at Firefly or roll in the cash: 14th annual summer blood challenge begins May 16

STATEWIDE – Blood Bank of Delmarva will hold its 14th Annual Summer Blood Challenge (SBC) from May 16 to September 24 with an emphasis this year on music and the incredible artists that grace the stage at the annual Firefly Festival in Dover every summer.

“The Summer Blood Challenge is a friendly competition among employers and community organizations,” said Michael Waite, Director of Marketing & Community Relations at Blood Bank of Delmarva. “Summer months are particularly challenging for blood donations, but with an emphasis this year on the musical experience of a lifetime, we’re convinced that current and new donors will be motivated to participate.  The Woodlands of Dover does truly become a music-lovers paradise for the 4 days of the festival.”

Registered donors will earn points based on blood donations, number and type of donations and more.  For every point earned during this year’s SBC, a donor will get a chance at this year’s Grand Prize, the choice of Two 4 day passes to Firefly 2017 along with a $1,000 TD Bank Visa Gift Card, or a $2,000 Gift Card.  The choice is entirely up to the winner.

Last year, a record 245 companies participated in the Summer Blood Challenge which resulted in over 12,000 blood donations.  The deadline for companies and organizations to register to participate for this year’s SBC is Monday, May 30th.

For more information or to register for the Summer of Rock & Roll Blood Challenge, visit or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8.

About Blood Bank of Delmarva

The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) community service organization which provides blood transfusion products and services for hospitals within the Delmarva region.  For over 60 years, Blood Bank of Delmarva has ensured a safe and continuous supply of blood to meet the needs of over 20,000 patients annually.  In addition to blood provisioning, BBD operates a full service regional laboratory providing donor testing and patient reference laboratory services for other blood collection centers and hospitals. BBD is FDA licensed, a member of America’s Blood Centers, and accredited by AABB.

For more information about the Blood Bank or to schedule an appointment, visit,
call 1-888-8-BLOOD or use our mobile app.

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