Over the past three weeks, the Blood Center has been forced to cancel dozens of blood drives (68, and counting) leading to a loss of more than 2200 donations due to record cold tempatures, snow, and ice.
If you are able to safely travel to donate blood this week, please do. To find a donation location near you, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app.
With another winter storm on the way to portions of our service region, we will continue to provide information on the impact of winter weather at www.bloodcenter.org/weather.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to more than 80 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. This includes hospitals served through our 2011 merger with Community Blood Services of Illinois, based in Urbana, Illinois and our 2010 merger with Central Illinois Community Blood Center, based in Springfield, Illinois.
Click here for a map of our service region.
*primary external supplier of blood products, supplementing the blood program at the DeGowin Blood Center of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City**Effective March 1, 2019