Events

This category is for posts that contain information about upcoming events or blood drives.

30 05, 2018

ROCKFORD FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS KICK OFF ANNUAL “BATTLE OF THE BADGES” BLOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE

2018-08-21T14:51:16+00:00May 30th, 2018|Events, News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will launch the 2018 weeklong “Battle of the Badges” blood drive challenge between the Rockford Fire and Police Departments on Monday, June 11th.  Donors can donate Mon-Thu (6/11-6/14) at either of the RRVBC Donor Centers in Rockford, 419 N. Sixth St. or 3065 N. [...]

29 05, 2018

McDonald’s Mondays are Back at RRVBC this Summer

2018-05-29T14:44:01+00:00May 29th, 2018|Events, Press Release|

Beginning Monday, June 4 and running through August 28, 2018, blood donors will receive a coupon for a Free Slushie from participating McDonald’s when donating blood on a Monday!!  Once again, area McDonald’s have partnered with Rock River Valley Blood Center to offer a token of gratitude to summertime blood donors. [...]

9 03, 2018

Announcing the 15th Annual Red Shoe Run—For Donor Awareness

2018-03-09T11:12:45+00:00March 9th, 2018|Events, News, Press Release|

Rockford, IL—The 15th Annual Red Shoe Run—For Donor Awareness is being presented by Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and will take place Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at Northern Illinois University—Rockford.  This 5K run/fitness walk began in 2004 to increase awareness about the lifesaving need for organ, tissue, eye, [...]

28 12, 2017

Blood Center Celebrating 65 years and National Blood Donor Month in January

2018-01-03T09:15:56+00:00December 28th, 2017|Events, News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is celebrating its 65th birthday in conjunction with National Blood Donor Month in January. January has long been observed as National Blood Donor Month and is recognized by the federal government. It offers blood centers the opportunity to thank the giving donors that make [...]

19 05, 2017

ROCKFORD FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS KICK OFF ANNUAL “BATTLE OF THE BADGES” BLOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE

2017-08-17T12:06:47+00:00May 19th, 2017|Events, News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will launch the 2017 weeklong “Battle of the Badges” challenge between the Rockford Fire and Police Departments on Monday, June 5th. Donors can donate Mon-Thu (6/5-6/8) at either of the RRVBC Donor Centers in Rockford, 419 N. Sixth St. or 3065 N. Perryville Rd. [...]

6 03, 2017

Announcing the 14th Annual Red Shoe Run—For Donor Awareness Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017-08-17T12:10:06+00:00March 6th, 2017|Events, Press Release|

  Rockford, IL—The 14th Annual Red Shoe Run—For Donor Awareness is being presented by Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and will take place Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Northern Illinois University—Rockford. This 5K run/fitness walk began in 2004 to increase awareness about the lifesaving need for organ, tissue, [...]

3 02, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017 Straight from the Heart Donor Day with Rockford’s Country Q98.5, Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall and First Northern Credit Union Host

2017-08-17T12:11:14+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Events, Press Release|

Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, First Northern Credit Union and Q98.5 will host a blood and marrow drive. All blood types are needed. If you are between the ages of 18-44 you can also join the Be The Match® Registry while you are there. The [...]

2 01, 2017

January is National Blood Donor Month

2017-01-02T16:21:28+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Events, News, Press Release|

As the New Year begins, the Rock River Valley Blood Center is encouraging people to make a resolution to donate blood regularly.  January has been designated National Blood Donor Month since 1970. It provides blood collection organizations a time to pay tribute to blood donors and encourage new donors. Throughout the [...]

19 10, 2016

‘Thanks for Giving’ Blood & Food Drive at Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall Saturday, November 5, 2016 10am-2pm

2016-10-19T16:42:26+00:00October 19th, 2016|Events, Press Release|

Saturday, November 5, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, First Northern Credit Union, Q98.5 and 97ZOK will host the “Thanks for Giving” blood drive.  All blood types are needed. The event takes place at Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, 7070 Cherryvale Blvd. Rock River Valley Pantry barrels will be on [...]

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