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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 [...]

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 [...]

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