We are encouraging blood donations now and in the next 8 weeks to ensure adequate supplies during the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).  We are working to prevent shortages locally. We are monitoring credible health agencies for updates on COVID-19 and are responding accordingly. For blood drive sponsor groups that are considering cancelling drives, please work with us on potential options to re-direct donors. There is no known risk to the safety of the nation’s blood supply except for lack of donations and there are no reports of spread of this respiratory virus, by blood transfusion. Giving blood is critical to ensure an adequate supply to meet patient needs.  Click here for more information about our response to COVID-19.

Blood donation is permitted under the Stay at Home directive in the State of Illinois.
Click here for more information from the Department of Homeland Security.

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

Send a check

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Attn: Emily Shenk-DeMay
5500 Lakeview Parkway
Davenport, Iowa 52807

You will receive a confirmation letter of your gift for tax purposes.

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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. 

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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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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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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