Over the past three weeks, the Blood Center has been forced to cancel dozens of blood drives (68, and counting) leading to a loss of more than 2200 donations due to record cold tempatures, snow, and ice.
If you are able to safely travel to donate blood this week, please do. To find a donation location near you, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app.
With another winter storm on the way to portions of our service region, we will continue to provide information on the impact of winter weather at www.bloodcenter.org/weather.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center helps meet the educational needs of professionals at the hospitals we serve by offering a variety of programs on transfusion-related topics. The courses are specially tailored to meet the needs of various healthcare disciplines such as physicians, nurses, EMS and laboratory professionals.
All programs are provided free of charge.
Courses are available at our locations or can be presented at your facility. Narrated DVD/online versions of some programs are also available to compliment on-site programs for staff who cannot easily attend.
For Online Nursing and Laboratory Education - please contact us for availability
Through a partnership with Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, we are able to offer Iowa Board of Nursing approved continuing education credits for nurses and EMS providers for most programs. Continuing education credit for laboratory professionals may also be available.
Currently available programs are described below and can be customized to fit your organization’s particular interest if necessary.
Please contact your Client Services Coordinator if you have any questions or would like additional information.