Dover International Speedway will again pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive, set for Friday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. This marks the 10th year that Dover International Speedway, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and the Blood Bank of Delmarva have partnered for this honorable cause, dating back to 2006.
As a sign of appreciation toward all who sign up this year, each person will receive a pair of general admission tickets to the Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 “Hisense 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Dover International Speedway.
“The 9/11 Blood Drive has become a tradition we’ve established that makes us all very proud,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “We’re honored to be able to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that terrible day in 2001, while also contributing to a cause that continues to help so many today.”
The 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive is open to the public and appointments should be scheduled by calling 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visiting www.DelmarvaBlood.org. Please be sure to reference the Dover International Speedway 9/11 event when making your appointment. Although advance appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors will be welcomed and taken as time permits.
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. BBD supplies approximately 75,000 red cell, 13,000 platelet, and 21,000 plasma units per year. 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 testing and 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 www.DelmarvaBlood.org, or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8.