URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DONORS - Locally and nationally, blood centers have only 2-3 day supply of type O red blood cells. Supplies of AB plasma and Convalescent Plasma are depleted. We are calling for all healthy members of the public to step up now and support care for patients. Blood donation is safe and essential!  Recent changes to donor eligibility criteria will permit donations by many donors previously deferred. Questions about eligibility? 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.

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frequently asked questions

How did the blood recipient get my email address?
They didn’t. Neither the blood recipient, nor anyone else, who wrote you the Thank You message has your email address, or any other direct personal information about you.

How was I identified as this recipient’s blood donor?
On every unit of blood product we send to a hospital there is something called a Donor Identification Number, or DIN. The DIN is a federally-required label that allows hospitals and blood banks to know exactly where a blood donation came from. It is a 13-digit code that contains no other identifying donor information. Using the DIN, and an online tool called Thank the Donor, the recipient of your blood was able to send a thank you email to MVRBC not directly to you. We have staff members who receive incoming thank you emails from blood recipients. Our staff members have secure access to the MVRBC donor database, and use the DIN to find the name and email address of the donor who provided the blood product that help saved the recipient’s life. Our staff forward the messages on to the appropriate donors. The person who sent the thank you email will receive NO information about the person who donated the blood.

Has any of my personal information been shared with the person who received my blood?
No. All thank you emails sent from blood recipients come directly to MVRBC. One of our staff uses our secure database to identify the blood donor and their email address, and then our staff member sends the thank you email to the donor. The person who sent the thank you email will receive NO information about the person who donated the blood.

Can I contact the person who received my blood?
No. Federal Privacy Laws prevent us from sharing any distinct identifying information about either blood recipients or blood donors.

Can I learn more about the person who received my blood?
No. Federal Privacy Laws prevent us from sharing any distinct identifying information about either blood recipients or blood donors.

Can the blood recipient continue to contact me?
The blood recipient could send you another message using our Thank-The-Donor™ program – the same way they sent the first message. But all thank you emails sent from blood recipients come directly to MVRBC. One of our staff uses our secure database to identify the blood donor and their email address, and then our staff member sends the thank you email to the donor. You will never receive an email directly from the person who received your blood.

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Privacy Statement

MVRBC is prohibited by law to share any contact information between blood donors and blood recipients. No contact information or identifying patient information will be shared between the blood recipient and/or sender of the message and the blood donor.

All messages sent through the Thank-The-Donor™ website are received by MVRBC and vetted prior to being forwarded by MVRBC to the blood donor. The sender of the message DOES NOT have access to the email address, or any other contact information, related to the blood donor. The blood donor receiving the message DOES NOT have access to the email address, or any other contact information, related to the blood recipient and/or sender of the message.

NOTE: Messages will only be forwarded to blood donors via email. Messages sent to blood donors through the Thank-The-Donor™ website will only be forwarded to blood donors who have current email addresses in the MVRBC database. If a blood donor has unsubscribed from the MVRBC email service, they will not receive any messages sent through the Thank-The-Donor™ website. If a blood donor does not wish to receive any messages sent through the Thank-The-Donor™ website, they can click the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any MVRBC email, or they can contact MVRBC at (800) 747-5401 and request to be placed on the Do Not Email list.

Check It Out!

Current Donor Promotion

Donate blood at any of our Donor Centers or Mobile Blood Drive locations through January 17 and get your choice of $10 e-gift card OR long-sleeved t-shirt!

Additional Donor Promotions

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As a loyalty member you'll collect points that can add up to some really great gifts. You can order these items with your points and they will ship directly to you for FREE. We have recently added NEW ways to earn! On January 1, 2020, we launched an updated Donor for Life rewards program designed to make helping patients as easy and rewarding as possible for blood donors.

View & Shop our Rewards Store!

FREE BLOOD CENTER IMPACT APP!

• Find nearby Donor Centers and mobile blood drives and schedule appointments!
• Track your donation history and review wellness information!
• Use your points in our Donor Rewards Store!

Click here for more information or download via the buttons below!   

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