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 [...]

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 [...]

13 08, 2020

Blood Drives Part of Rockford Day Festivities

2020-08-14T17:25:17-05:00August 13th, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will offer special giveaways and incentives for Rockford Day this Saturday, Aug. 15, to help promote the ongoing need for blood donations in the community. The drives will take place at both Rockford Donor Centers from 7 to [...]

3 08, 2020

Rock River Valley Blood Center Joins National Call for Convalescent Plasma Donors

2020-08-03T15:41:17-05:00August 3rd, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (July 30, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) joins national leaders and America’s Blood Centers in asking more individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma to help others affected by the virus. The White House made an urgent plea for convalescent plasma during today’s [...]

20 07, 2020

Rock River Valley Blood Center Announces FDA Donor Eligibility Updates

2020-07-20T15:04:24-05:00July 20th, 2020|News, Press Release|

ROCKFORD, Ill. (July 20, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is excited to expand its donor base during a critical time thanks to recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to expand eligibility by reducing or eliminating deferral times for specific populations. FDA officials announced the changes earlier [...]

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