URGENT NEED: We have an urgent need to replenish our supply of Type O-negative red blood cells. Multiple victims of a trauma are being treated at a hospital that receives blood components from our Blood Center. Blood is available for patient care but we must now replace a high volume of units used in the trauma. O-negative donors, please schedule an appointment for donation as soon as possible by calling (800) 747-5401 or via our online scheduling system

Blood donations are especially needed during specific times of the year, so we offer our donors special gifts as a Thank You, from us to you.
 

dark green shirt with white outlined clover and Blood DonorCurrent Donor Promotion

Share the luck when you donate blood between January 13 and February 23 by receiving our limited-edition St. Patrick's Day t-shirt!

Changes every few months; check back for upcoming promotions soon or sign up for Text Reminders to always be the first to know! 

bonus Point Days

Come in to donate during one of the weeks listed below and you will receive 2X and 3X (denoted below with ***) the points to spend in our Donor Rewards Store!

2020 BONUS POINT DAYS
January 6 - 12
January 16 - 20
January 27 - February 2
February 17 - March 1
March 16 - March 22
April 13 - April 22
May 18 - May 24
May 25 - May 31 ***
June 5 - June 7
June 12 - June 28
June 29 - July 5 ***
July 10 - July 12
July 17 - August 9
August 14 - August 16
August 21 - September 6
September 7 - 13 ***
October 1 - October 4
October 19 - October 25
November 5 - November 8
November 23 - 29 ***
December 21 - January 3, 2021 ***

HOLIDAY HEROES DAYS

Make at least 2 donations on a holiday timeframe listed below in the same calendar year and earn 400 additional bonus points! Click here to learn more about our Donor for Life Rewards Program.

Holiday Dates
Memorial Day May 23 - May 25
Fourth of July July 2 - July 4
Labor Day September 5 - September 7
Thanksgiving November 27 - November 29
Christmas Eve December 22 - December 24
New Year's Eve December 29 - December 31

$250 critical week banner with winners

Come in to donate during one of the weeks listed below and you will be automatically entered to win a $250 VISA Gift Card.

2020 GIFT CARD DRAWING DONATION DATES 
January 6 - 12: Roger H., Bettendorf, IA
February 17 - 23: 
February 24 - March 1: 
March 16 - 22: 
March 30 - April 5: 
April 13 - 19:
May 18 -24:
May 25 - 31:
June 15 - 21:
June 22 - 28: 
June 29 - July 5:
July 20 - 26:
July 27 - August 2: 
August 24 - 30: 
August 31 - September 6: 
September 7 - 13: 
October 19 - 25:
November 23 - 29: 
December 21 - 27: 
December 28 - January 3, 2021:
Winners listed in italics. See FAQ below for questions regarding the gift card drawing promotion.

FAQs

  • GIFT CARD PRIZE DESCRIPTION

    The prize is a $250 Visa gift card.
     

  • GIFT CARD ENTRY PROCESS

    Contest participants will be asked to provide contact information via their blood donation registration process. This is to ensure the Blood Center’s ability to contact the winner by cell phone or email.

    The Blood Center will select the winner from a list of registered donors pulled from MVRBC’s donor database. For each drawing time period (see listing above), all prospective donors who register to give blood will be included in the data set that will be used to select the winner.

    Prospective donors who registered to donate more than one once during this period will be included in the entry pool multiple times (once for each time the donor is registered within the specified time periods above).

  • PURPOSE OF GIFT CARD PROMOTION

    The “Critical Week” promotion is intended to promote blood donation during the dates in which the rate of blood donation decreases while patient need at hospitals remains the same.

  • GIFT CARD ELIGIBILITY

    The drawing is open to eligible blood donors who register to give blood at MVRBC, CBSI or CICBC blood drives and Donor Centers. Note: registration for blood donation takes place prior to pre-donation screening. Prospective donors who register for donation and are subsequently deferred from giving blood for any reason will be included in the drawing.

    Employees of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and their spouses and children are not eligible for the prize drawing.

  • NOTIFICATION OF GIFT CARD WINNER

    The winner for each drawing will be notified by e-mail and phone on the business day following the eligible period. Once the winner for each drawing has been contacted and has agreed to accept the prize, the winner's name will be listed above next to the drawing date that the won.

  • ACCEPTANCE OF GIFT CARD PRIZE AND TAXES

    The winner must agree to accept the prize and to have their name and photograph used in Blood Center promotional materials (ie. social media posts, media news release and an article on the Blood Center’s web site). Each winner has three days after notification to accept their prize before we will choose another winner.

    By accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that he or she will be responsible to pay all taxes and fees associated with winning the prize, as applicable by law.

    While all registered donors will be eligible to win the prize, those under the age of 18 or who have a designated legal guardian will be required to have their parent or legal guardian provide written consent to accept the prize.

    If the donor chooses to decline the prize, MVRBC will choose a new winner by repeating the process described in the SELECTION OF WINNER section above. 

  • QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GIFT CARD PROMOTION

    Please contact Emily Roebuck, Supervisor of Donor Programs and Communications at MVRBC, with any questions regarding this promotion, the drawing and eligibility rules.

    Emily Roebuck
    Supervisor, Donor Programs and Communications
    Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
    5500 Lakeview Pkwy.
    Davenport, IA  52807

    (563) 359-5401
    eroebuck@mvrbc.org