Tour of Process

When you arrive at RRVBC, you will be greeted by caring, friendly and professional staff. You will register to donate with a Donor Services Representative. If you’re a first-time donor, please bring a picture ID.

Once registered, you will meet one of our Donor Care Specialists and complete a mini-physical and donor history screening. The mini physical is a speedy process that consists of taking your temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (your hemoglobin is the number of red blood cells within your blood). The donor history screening is a simple questionnaire to assess your eligibility as a blood donor.

Once completed you will be escorted to the Donor Room, where you will relax in a comfortable chair. In less than 10 minutes, the blood donation is complete, and you have helped to save up to 3 lives!!! One whole blood donation is 500 mL: approximately one pint.

After your donation is complete, you will be invited to relax in our cafe where you can help yourself to cookies, popcorn and refreshments. Once you feel ready to go you may leave. That’s it! That’s all it takes to help save lives at Rock River Valley Blood Center. That warm glow you’re feeling? Giving really does feel amazing, doesn’t it?