This category is for posts announcing some kind of news in the community or from within the Organization.

30 05, 2018


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, [...]

28 12, 2017

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

2018-01-03T09:15:56-06:00December 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 [...]

17 08, 2017

Papa John’s Week at Rock River Valley Blood Center August 21-26

2017-09-22T13:52:40-05:00August 17th, 2017|News|

Monday, August 21st—Saturday, August 26th blood donors will receive a coupon for a free medium one topping pizza or order of cheesesticks from participating Papa John’s when they donate at a donor center or blood drive!! Donors will also receive an NFL magnet with Bears and Packers game day schedules. “As [...]

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