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.

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We are working in partnership with BioLinked to help recruit volunteers who are willing to help researchers identify new treatments and cures. 

BioLinked and the research studies affiliated with BioLinked are wholly separate from our Blood Center (Central Illinois Community Blood Center, Community Blood Services of Illinois, and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center). Blood donors who volunteer to register with BioLinked may be contacted for voluntary participation in future medical research.

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BioLinked registration form

Or text "CONNECT" to (844) 207-1400

For additional information: BioLinked FAQ sheet

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