The Rock River Valley Blood Center, 104.9 WXRX and IBEW Local Union 364 invite you to the 18th Annual Rock & Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood and Marrow Drive.  The event will take place Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 8:00am-2:00pm at IBEW Hall, 6820 Mill Road in Rockford.

The 18th Annual Blood Drive hopes to register more than 125 donors at the event.  The event will feature WXRX broadcasting LIVE and includes some great prizes.  The first 104 donors will receive a special edition, souvenir tshirt while supplies last. Papa John’s is providing all donors with a coupon for either a medium 1-topping pizza or order of cheese sticks.

As part of National Blood Donor Month, WXRX and the Rock River Valley Blood Center have established this annual event in hopes of generating new donors and increasing public awareness of the necessity of blood and marrow donations. Since its inception, more than 2,200 units of blood have been collected at this event. “Because of the efforts of WXRX, our sponsors and the kindness of donors, thousands of patients have received lifesaving transfusions,” said Jennifer Bowman, RRVBC spokesperson.

The Rock River Valley Blood Center serves as a centralized, community blood center and is the only provider of blood products and services to Beloit Memorial Hospital, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, MercyHealth Hospital—Rockton Ave., SwedishAmerican Health System and SwedishAmerican Medical Center—Belvidere.  For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, please call toll free 877-RRVBC-99 or find RRVBC on the web at

Jennifer Bowman, Rock River Valley Blood Center

[email protected] Direct # 815-961-2343

Katy Chadwick, Midwest Family Broadcasting

[email protected]   815-874-7861