Community Members Urged to Donate Blood to Maintain Adequacy of Blood Supply Amid Coronavirus Concerns

ROCKFORD, Ill. (March 10, 2020) – As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) in cooperation with the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism is urging individuals to make and keep donation appointments and organized [...]

2020-03-13T23:41:54-05:00March 13th, 2020|News|

Rock Rock River Valley Blood Center Extends Hours During Holiday Season, Offers T-shirt Giveaway to Donors

The Rock River Valley Blood Center has extended hours at its Rockford donor center locations for the last two Saturdays in December and first Saturday in January to accommodate increased demand for blood during the holiday season. The blood center will also give each donor who donates between Saturday, Dec. 21, [...]

2019-12-20T14:56:34-06:00December 20th, 2019|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. [...]

2018-08-21T14:51:16-05:00May 30th, 2018|Events, News, Press Release|

McDonald’s Mondays are Back at RRVBC this Summer

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. [...]

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

Negative Type Blood Donors Urgently Needed

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 [...]

2018-05-23T08:47:59-05:00May 16th, 2018|News, Press Release|

Stephenson County Beef Association and RRVBC to Celebrate National Beef Month

    The Stephenson County Beef Association and Rock River Valley Blood Center’s Freeport Donor Center are recognizing National Beef Month and will be offering product samples to donors beginning May 1, 2018 and going until supplies are gone. The center is open Monday and Tuesday (9:00am-6:00pm); Thursday and Friday (7:00am-2:00pm), [...]

2018-04-19T11:33:49-05:00April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|
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