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30 05, 2018

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

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

29 05, 2018

McDonald’s Mondays are Back at RRVBC this Summer

2018-05-29T14:44:01+00:00May 29th, 2018|Events, Press Release|

Beginning Monday, June 4 and running through August 28, 2018, blood donors will receive a coupon for a Free Slushie from participating McDonald’s when donating blood on a Monday!!  Once again, area McDonald’s have partnered with Rock River Valley Blood Center to offer a token of gratitude to summertime blood donors. [...]

16 05, 2018

Negative Type Blood Donors Urgently Needed

2018-05-23T08:47:59+00:00May 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+00:00March 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+00:00December 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 [...]

23 06, 2017

Blood Donors Needed Before the July 4th Holiday!

2017-11-16T09:39:32+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Press Release|

To ensure an adequate summer blood supply, Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is asking healthy individuals to donate blood leading up to the July 4th Holiday. Both Whole Blood and Platelet Donors are Needed. ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED. “The Fourth of July is always a challenge. We will be [...]

5 06, 2017

Urgent Call for O Negative Blood Donors

2017-11-16T09:40:34+00:00June 5th, 2017|Press Release|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Urgent Call for O Negative Blood Donors An immediate appeal is being issued for all O Negative blood donors to donate as soon as possible. The supply of O Negative blood has reached extremely low levels due to high usage in area hospitals. Usage over the Memorial Day [...]

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