October 27, 2017. Join the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) at Backyard Grill & Bar, 6473 N. Second Street, in Loves Park from 5:30am-2:00pm. 23WIFR’s Aaron Wilson will broadcast LIVE from the event starting at 5:00am. All donors will receive a $5 gift certificate to Backyard Grill and Bar and a voucher for the November 22 Rockford Ice Hogs game vs. the Iowa Wild.
Donating blood is safe and simple. You are most likely able to donate if you are at least 17 years old (16 year olds may donate with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health. Persons taking medications are not necessarily disqualified.
There are four community donor centers throughout the area (Belvidere, Freeport, Rockford) as well as many mobile blood drives. Log on to www.rrvbc.org for hours, directions and mobile blood drive schedules.
The Rock River Valley Blood Center serves as a centralized, community blood center and is the sole provider of blood products and services to Beloit Health Systems, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Health System and SwedishAmerican Medical Center—Belvidere.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, please call toll free 877-RRVBC-99 or find RRVBC on the web at www.rrvbc.org.
Jennifer M. Bowman
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Rock River Valley Blood Center