- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delawareans are enjoying the Labor Day holiday, but the Blood Bank of Delmarva says the need for blood never takes a day off.

Blood Bank officials are urging area residents to consider donating blood and say the greatest need, as always, is O negative, the universal blood donor.

Officials say blood bank center in Christiana and Dover will be open for appointments on Labor Day.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, people can visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8.

The Blood Bank of Delmarva provides blood for hospitals throughout the Delmarva region, with more than 350 donors needed every day to meet the needs of patients.

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