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Rock River Valley Blood Center Shares Holiday Hours

The Rock River Valley Blood Center has adjusted its hours for the upcoming holiday season. All donor centers will be closed on Christmas (Friday, Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Friday, Jan. 1). The centers will close early on Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31). [...]

2020-12-21T17:13:55-06:00December 21st, 2020|News|

AABB, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross are joining together to urge individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to make and keep an appointment to donate plasma now.

The following statement has been issued by AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross regarding the status of the nation’s blood supply: The country’s supply of COVID-19 convalescent plasma is depleting amid surging COVID-19 cases across the U.S. With convalescent plasma demand outpacing donations from individuals recovered from COVID-19 [...]

2020-12-11T13:23:28-06:00December 11th, 2020|News|

Rock River Valley Blood Center Begins Testing Donated Blood for COVID-19 Antibodies

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 [...]

2020-08-31T08:07:25-05:00August 31st, 2020|News, Press Release|

Blood Drives Part of Rockford Day Festivities

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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