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|

Rock River Valley Blood Center Donors to Receive McDonald’s Drink Voucher with Blood Donation Through Labor Day

ROCKFORD, Ill. (June 22, 2020) – The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is partnering with McDonald’s to provide a free drink voucher for a small Minute Maid slushie or small soft drink to all donors through the Labor Day holiday. The vouchers will be available at all four donor centers [...]

2020-06-30T15:55:11-05:00June 30th, 2020|News, Press Release|

Stephenson County Beef Association and RRVBC to Celebrate National Beef Month

The Stephenson/Winnebago 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, 2020 and going until supplies are gone. For further information, please contact our Center at 815.232.5663.  The donor center is located [...]

2020-05-06T15:53:45-05:00May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|
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