New resource is designed to help blood centers in the face of workplace shortages impacting industries across the country

**View the video here** Washington, DC – America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, today released a new recruitment video to help attract a diverse pool of jobseekers at community blood centers across the country. This new resource [...]

2022-11-16T12:22:50-06:00November 16th, 2022|News, Press Release|

Man and Family Host Blood Drive with Rock River Valley Blood Center to Give Back to Community That Saved His Life

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC), in partnership with Timothy (Tim) Shaw and his family, is hosting the ‘Time for Tim Blood Drive’ next week. Tim, who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in Nov. of 2020 credits the blood center and the community for saving his life. On [...]

2022-10-31T11:30:53-05:00October 31st, 2022|News, Press Release|

Rock River Valley Blood Center Updates Donor Guidelines

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) announced the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has updated eligible donor guidelines allowing more people to donate blood and strengthen the nation’s blood supply during a critical time. In May, the FDA announced donors who had been permanently deferred for Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) [...]

2022-10-24T08:04:08-05:00October 24th, 2022|News, Press Release|

Vein to Vein: The Science of Blood Donation

ABC and ADRP have launched Vein to Vein: The Science of Blood Donation, a new high school education program that helps educators craft lesson plans to develop student leadership skills and a lifelong interest in supporting our nation’s blood supply. Educators can download: A comprehensive education program designed to meet Next Generation [...]

2022-09-02T09:55:21-05:00September 2nd, 2022|News|

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy Launches the Giving = Living Campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted our nation’s blood supply. Businesses, schools, and other organizations cut back on blood drives. Many drives were also cancelled because of staffing shortages. On top of that, shortages occur when there are disasters, flu outbreaks, and even during the summer months when many people go on [...]

2022-08-05T08:14:11-05:00August 5th, 2022|News, Press Release|
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