5 08, 2022

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy Launches the Giving = Living Campaign

2022-08-05T08:14:11-05:00August 5th, 2022|News, Press Release|

The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted our nation’s blood supply. Businesses, schools, and other organizations cut back on blood drives. Many drives were also cancelled because of staffing shortages. On top of that, shortages occur when there are disasters, flu outbreaks, and even during the summer months when many people go on [...]

27 04, 2022

Stephenson/Winnebago County Beef Association Donates Beef Sticks for Blood Donors in honor of National Beef Month

2022-05-02T13:27:24-05:00April 27th, 2022|News, Press Release|

Blood donors can enjoy beef sticks during the month of May thanks to a donation from the Stephenson/Winnebago County Beef Association in honor of National Beef Month. Beef Month spotlights the U.S. beef industry and those who play integral roles – from farmers to processors – in the process. Beef is [...]

25 04, 2022

Rock River Valley Blood Center Celebrates Mothers

2022-05-02T13:30:21-05:00April 25th, 2022|News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is partnering with London Avenue Designs for a Mother’s Day promotion and blood drive from April 25-April 30 at all RRVBC donor centers during regular hours of operation. All donors who give blood during the timeframe will receive a Mother’s Day card to give [...]

26 01, 2022

RRVBC Continues to Test for COVID-19 Antibodies

2022-02-01T07:56:14-06:00January 26th, 2022|News, Press Release|

The Rock River Valley Blood Center is continuing to test for COVID-19 antibodies on all successful blood donations. COVID-19 antibody testing began in August 2020. Prior to November 2021, RRVBC testing could only detect antibodies from the virus, not the vaccine. Since that time, RRVBC began more comprehensive testing which identifies [...]

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