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.

Patient Care

The Blood Center provides patient care and services under the guidance of highly specialized doctors and clinical team members. This direct patient care occurs on site at select blood center facilities as well as on site at service hospitals. All treatments provided by the blood center require orders from the patients’ treating physician(s). We provide programs for:


  • Hemochromatosis
  • Late-stage prostate cancer with Provenge, a Dendreon medication 


  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange 
  • Transfusion of Granulocytes
  • Autologous Donation - Donation of one’s own blood prior to elective surgery
  • Directed Donation - Donation of blood intended only for one patient (donor usually knows the patient).
  • Designated Donation - For donors where additional screening of their blood has identified them  as a better match for a specific patient (donor does not know the patient).

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For more information, please contact our Patient Services Department at (563) 349-1677 or email patientservices@mvrbc.org.