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16 11, 2022

New resource is designed to help blood centers in the face of workplace shortages impacting industries across the country

2022-11-16T12:22:50-06:00November 16th, 2022|News, Press Release|

**View the video here** Washington, DC – America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, today released a new recruitment video to help attract a diverse pool of jobseekers at community blood centers across the country. This new resource [...]

31 10, 2022

Man and Family Host Blood Drive with Rock River Valley Blood Center to Give Back to Community That Saved His Life

2022-10-31T11:30:53-05:00October 31st, 2022|News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC), in partnership with Timothy (Tim) Shaw and his family, is hosting the ‘Time for Tim Blood Drive’ next week. Tim, who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in Nov. of 2020 credits the blood center and the community for saving his life. On [...]

26 07, 2021

Rock River Valley Blood Center to Supply Blood to Three More Mercyhealth Locations

2021-07-26T07:56:13-05:00July 26th, 2021|News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will now supply blood to three additional Mercyhealth hospitals in Janesville, Harvard, and Walworth, bringing the total number of regional hospitals it supports to 13. The partnership went into effect on July 1. RRVBC will provide blood products and services to Mercyhealth Hospital and [...]

21 12, 2020

Rock River Valley Blood Center Shares Holiday Hours

2020-12-21T17:13:55-06:00December 21st, 2020|News|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center has adjusted its hours for the upcoming holiday season. All donor centers will be closed on Christmas (Friday, Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Friday, Jan. 1). The centers will close early on Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31). [...]

11 12, 2020

AABB, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross are joining together to urge individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to make and keep an appointment to donate plasma now.

2020-12-11T13:23:28-06:00December 11th, 2020|News|

The following statement has been issued by AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross regarding the status of the nation’s blood supply: The country’s supply of COVID-19 convalescent plasma is depleting amid surging COVID-19 cases across the U.S. With convalescent plasma demand outpacing donations from individuals recovered from COVID-19 [...]

11 12, 2020

Blood Donors Could Win an Amazon Gift Card in December

2020-12-11T08:19:53-06:00December 11th, 2020|News|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Dec 7, 2020) – ‘Twas the month of Christmas and all through the region, blood was needed – to save lives is the reason. Individuals who donate blood between December 7 and January 2 will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. We’ll announce two winners each [...]

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