Blood Donor Eligibility
Thank you for volunteering to donate with Rock River Valley Blood Center. Please read the guidelines below to ensure you are ready to donate. Your donation can save up to three lives and you’re sure to get that amazing feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction for helping.
We hope you will consider donating blood if:
Most medications will not defer you from donating blood. Conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure do not necessarily disqualify you from donating blood.
Please take note: We recommend that you eat a meal within 4 hours prior to donating. First Time Donors need to bring along personal photo identification.
Temporary Disqualifications for donating blood include:
Guidelines for donating blood change frequently, so if you have questions about whether you qualify to donate, please talk to a donor care specialist by calling 815-965-8751 or 877-RRVBC-99 (877-778-2299)
What to do if you’re not eligible to donate:
Please remember, even if you aren’t currently eligible to give blood there are other ways you can support our community’s much-needed blood supply: host a blood drive, make a financial contribution, volunteer, or recruit other blood donors. Every little bit makes a difference in the lives of countless patients!