UPDATE - Recent changes to donor eligibility criteria will permit donations by many donors previously deferred due to exposure Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (vCJD or Mad Cow Disease). Questions about this change? Please fill out the deferral/eligibility inquiry form.

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.

Giving Programs

The Blood Center is dedicated to continuous improvement in blood banking, displaying that commitment by examining best practices in applied research, innovative educational methods and outstanding clinical practice. By engaging in these pursuits, we provide important and significant contributions to the body of medical and scientific knowledge, as well as to the understanding and practice of transfusion medicine.

Financial contributions are used to support three primary areas to enhance our services:

The need for blood is constant, as is the diligence that is required to teach future blood donors, young and mature alike, about the importance of blood donation. Through use of classroom teaching, instructional materials and displays, and other means, a positive message is conveyed that donated blood saves patient lives.

With a continued focus on patients, this education also extends to the medical community. Through partnerships and collaboration, we provide meaningful resources that improve the management, safety, and practice of transfusion medicine, ranging from delivery of blood products to care at the patient bedside.
We are committed to conducting clinical research trials and pilot programs to enhance blood banking practices and all aspects of blood transfusion medicine. Sharing our blood expertise not only improves patient care, but demonstrates our commitment to the entire process – from donor to patient.
Utilization of emerging blood technology and services enables us to engage in the continuous improvement of blood collection and testing to enrich the quality of patient lives

Giving Opportunities

In-Kind Donations

Your business can partner with us by collaborating on special promotions and events, like Adopt a Day, for our blood donors. It's a win-win partnership for your organization, the Blood Center, the blood donor, and most importantly, the patient.


Did you know you can donate 0.5% of eligible purchases back to the Blood Center through AmazonSmile? Shopping through AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the same products, prices and services, but with an added perk to support charitable organizations, all while shopping! For additional details, go to smile.amazon.com.

Birdies for Charity 

We are proud to be a charity partner with the Birdies for Charity program. Funds raised through Birdies for Charity will be used to support our LifeSavings grants, a program under which the Blood Center provides funding to schools that host mobile blood drives. Donations can be made online at Birdies for Charity and search for Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (651), and enter the amount you wish to contribute. You will then receive a receipt upon completion. 

Click here to make a donation via Birdies for Charity

Memorial Gifts

You can make a gift in memory of a family member or friend. Memorial gifts help finance the work of our Blood Center, and provide an ideal opportunity to permanently link a person's name with the traditions and spirit of the Blood Center.


You can make a gift in honor of an individual, or in recognition of a special occasion as a way of saying what words alone cannot say. Tribute gifts help finance the work of our Blood Center, and provide an ideal opportunity to permanently link a person's name with the traditions and spirit of the Blood Center.

Endowment & Directed Gifts

Please contact Emily Shenk-DeMay at esdemay@mvrbc.org or (563) 359-5401 x3955.


Audrey's Story


Audrey faced a life-threatening situation after giving birth to her son, Jaxson.

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Gladiators for Grayson


When you give blood, your single donation truly counts for patients like Grayson, whose treatment relies on receiving regular blood transfusions – only available through volunteer blood donations from donors like you.

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Kale - Childhood Cancer Awareness


When Kale needed blood and platelet transfusions as part of his treatment, the blood products were there because of donors like you.

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Lorelei holds blood drives to celebrate her journey. In this video, Lorelei's mom recounts their journey through two transplants and multiple blood donations.

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