Kirby Winn serves as Manager, Public Relations for Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Central Illinois Community Blood Center, and Community Blood Services of Illinois. He enjoys working with media to share the stories of patients who have been helped by the generous volunteers who support the blood center's mission.
US Surgeon General appeals to colleges and universities for support of COVID19 Convalescent Plasma donation
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021
Citing the nationwide increase in COVID-19 infections, the U.S. Surgeon General has issued an open letter to colleges and universities across the country urging their support for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) donation.
New program helps transfusion recipients thank the donor
Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Blood Center rolls out new program to “Thank the Donor”
Transfusion recipients, family members, and caregivers can now send anonymous messages directly to donors.
Donors Needed for Weeks of Christmas, New Year's
Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) projects a 30% reduction in donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's.
Blood donation *essential* as calls to stay home increase
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020
Blood donation is an approved, essential activity even as bars, restaurants, and other public gathering places are asked to limit access to the public. Transfusions are given on an ongoing basis and the blood supply must be continually refreshed.
Blood Industry Joint Statement on Blood Supply
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Blood industry leaders issue joint statement on blood supply as cases of COVID-19 infection increase across our region and natural disasters impact large regions of the United States
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