Melissa Westphal

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31 08, 2020

Rock River Valley Blood Center Begins Testing Donated Blood for COVID-19 Antibodies

2020-08-31T08:07:25-05:00August 31st, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Aug. 31, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will test all successfully donated units of blood for COVID-19 antibodies starting today to see if blood donors can help others diagnosed with coronavirus by donating convalescent plasma (CCP). The antibody test will be included with other standard [...]

13 08, 2020

Blood Drives Part of Rockford Day Festivities

2020-08-14T17:25:17-05:00August 13th, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will offer special giveaways and incentives for Rockford Day this Saturday, Aug. 15, to help promote the ongoing need for blood donations in the community. The drives will take place at both Rockford Donor Centers from 7 to [...]

3 08, 2020

Rock River Valley Blood Center Joins National Call for Convalescent Plasma Donors

2020-08-03T15:41:17-05:00August 3rd, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (July 30, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) joins national leaders and America’s Blood Centers in asking more individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma to help others affected by the virus. The White House made an urgent plea for convalescent plasma during today’s [...]

20 07, 2020

Rock River Valley Blood Center Announces FDA Donor Eligibility Updates

2020-07-20T15:04:24-05:00July 20th, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (July 20, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is excited to expand its donor base during a critical time thanks to recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to expand eligibility by reducing or eliminating deferral times for specific populations. FDA officials announced the changes earlier [...]

30 06, 2020

Rock River Valley Blood Center Donors to Receive McDonald’s Drink Voucher with Blood Donation Through Labor Day

2020-06-30T15:55:11-05:00June 30th, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (June 22, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is partnering with McDonald’s to provide a free drink voucher for a small Minute Maid slushie or small soft drink to all donors through the Labor Day holiday. The vouchers will be available at all four donor centers [...]

20 12, 2019

Rock Rock River Valley Blood Center Extends Hours During Holiday Season, Offers T-shirt Giveaway to Donors

2019-12-20T14:56:34-06:00December 20th, 2019|News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center has extended hours at its Rockford donor center locations for the last two Saturdays in December and first Saturday in January to accommodate increased demand for blood during the holiday season. The blood center will also give each donor who donates between Saturday, Dec. 21, [...]

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