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

20 09, 2021

Rock River Valley Blood Center Expands Lifesaving Mission with Bio-Linked™ Research Initiative

2021-09-14T20:53:37-05:00September 20th, 2021|News, Press Release|

Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) donors who share the priceless gift of blood donation can expand their giving abilities through a new partnership with Bio-Linked™, a groundbreaking database system that helps facilitate crucial medical research. Bio-Linked™ matches generous donors with the nation’s most promising research studies. Donors could be the [...]

26 07, 2021

Rock River Valley Blood Center to Supply Blood to Three More Mercyhealth Locations

2021-07-26T07:56:13-05:00July 26th, 2021|News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will now supply blood to three additional Mercyhealth hospitals in Janesville, Harvard, and Walworth, bringing the total number of regional hospitals it supports to 13. The partnership went into effect on July 1. RRVBC will provide blood products and services to Mercyhealth Hospital and [...]

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 [...]

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