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13 03, 2020

Community Members Urged to Donate Blood to Maintain Adequacy of Blood Supply Amid Coronavirus Concerns

2020-03-13T23:41:54-05:00March 13th, 2020|News|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (March 10, 2020) – As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) in cooperation with the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism is urging individuals to make and keep donation appointments and organized [...]

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, [...]

30 05, 2018

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

2018-08-21T14:51:16-05:00May 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. [...]

16 05, 2018

Negative Type Blood Donors Urgently Needed

2018-05-23T08:47:59-05:00May 16th, 2018|News, Press Release|

High usage at area hospitals, slower than usual donor traffic, and mechanical issues on one of the mobile blood drive vehicles has left local blood supplies at dangerously low levels. “The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) has less than a 1 day supply of types A negative and B negative [...]

9 03, 2018

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

2018-03-09T11:12:45-06:00March 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, [...]

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