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.
Amid Pandemic, KSHE Summer Blood Drive Comes at a Critical Time
Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020
The region's blood supply is expected to receive a much-needed boost from this weekend's KSHE Summer Blood Drive. The annual blood drive – among the largest in the country – is scheduled for seven locations across the St. Louis region on July 10-11.
Pandemic Response: Donors Urgently Needed
Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Leaders of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) are calling on blood donors to step forward in support of the local blood supply.
Pandemic Response: Increasing Demand for Blood Transfusions
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020
After weeks of reduced need, patient need is increasing across Blood Center service region
COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma self referrals
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020
Blood Center now accepting self-referrals for COVID-19 convalescent plasma donation; Donors must have positive laboratory test result for COVID-19 to be scheduled for donation
Blood Center to collect plasma to help treat patients with COVID-19 infection
Posted on Friday, April 3, 2020
Plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may contain antibodies that can be used to treat others
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