Blood Wide

Dover hosts 15th annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Sept. 10-11


Take a lap around The Monster Mile after you give!

Dover International Speedway will pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with the annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive over two days – Thursday, Sept. 10 (noon to 6 p.m.) and Friday, Sept. 11 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Please click here and use sponsor code DIS or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 to book an appointment.

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This marks the 15th consecutive year that Dover International Speedway and the Blood Bank of Delmarva have partnered together for this event, dating to 2006. The new two-day format will allow BBD to ideally register 240 people to donate, potentially helping up to 720 hospital patients.

In appreciation to all who register, each person presenting to donate blood can also enjoy the exciting chance to drive a lap around The Monster Mile – a new incentive this year. BBD will assemble a "I drove The Monster Mile" photo gallery of donors.

There is also a new location for the annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive, which will be accessible via Plaza Drive, off the Speedway’s Leipsic Road entrance. (Please follow directions of staff.) And remember to only schedule an appointment if you are feeling healthy and are fever free. (Temperatures will be checked prior to entry at Dover International Speedway.)

This crucial blood drive comes just as BBD deals with new and unprecedented challenges such as college and high school blood drives on indefinite hiatus. Blood donations are typically lower during the summer and the return to school usually helps make up the difference and stabilizes the blood supply. In the past, school and college drives have resulted in 8,000 blood donations each year.

Blood from volunteer donors is needed every two seconds to help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more.