URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DONORS - Low supply of type O red blood cells, AB plasma and Convalescent PlasmaBlood donation is safe and essential!  Recent changes to donor eligibility criteria may allow more to give. Please fill out the deferral/eligibility inquiry form if you have questions.

There is no deferral period for volunteer donors who receive COVID-19 Vaccines and wish to give whole blood, double reds or platelet/plasma apheresis donations.  However, due to uncertainty of the immune response from the vaccine, donations cannot be used for Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 patients. 

Click here for our response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) including information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on blood donation being permitted during Stay at Home directives. Click here for care provider and self-referrals for convalescent plasma donors for those that had a positive molecular test (also called PCR or polymerase chain reaction) and are fully recovered from COVID-19.  Email or call 833-610-1025 with questions.

Published by Kirby Winn on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Archive

Davenport, Iowa – Mike Parejko, CEO of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), has been elected as President of the America’s Blood Centers (ABC) Board of Directors. Parejko was elected during ABC’s Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in Arlington, Virginia.

The new slate of officers includes Rob Purvis (New York Blood Center) as Vice President and Delisa English (The Blood Connection) as Secretary/Treasurer.

Parejko says his leadership of the ABC Board reflects positively on MVRBC. “I’m so thankful for the support we have in our communities,” said Parejko. “It’s a great honor to represent all of the independent community blood centers through my service on the ABC Board. But it’s only because of the great people we have in place at MVRBC that I will be able to represent our Blood Center, and all members of ABC, on a national, and even international, stage.”  

About America’s Blood Centers

Founded in 1962, America’s Blood Centers is North America’s largest network of community based, independent blood programs. Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its critical work in patient care and disaster preparedness and response, the federation operates more than 600 blood donor centers providing half of the U.S., and a quarter of the Canadian blood supply. ABC members serve more than 150 million people and provide blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America. For more information, see www.americasblood.org.

About Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center 

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 94 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, including Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, Mercy Clinton, and Hammond Henry Hospital. The Blood Center is based in Davenport, Iowa, where MVRBC’s testing, processing and primary distribution center produces approximately 250,000 transfusable blood component products each year. The Blood Center’s service region extends from southwestern Wisconsin to St. Louis, Missouri and from Danville, Illinois to Albia, Iowa, an area with a population of more than four million residents. For more information, go to www.bloodcenter.org. 



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