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.

If a hospital requires confirmation or assistance in identification of antibodies, an Immunohematology Consultation Request form (link below and in BloodHub) must be completed and accompany the samples. The blood center will provide transportation of the sample.

It is important to include as much information as possible to assist the Blood Center in antibody resolution.

After identification, an initial report is provided to your hospital laboratory by phone, then the report is placed in BloodHub. The Blood Center will place a final report in BloodHub reviewed by the Medical Director. If units are required, the Blood Center will screen the large known antigen database and inventory for our donors to assist with providing antigen negative units.  MVRBC participates in the American Rare Donor Program which can be used to locate extremely rare donor units.


forms & services

Immunohematology Consultation Request Form (Z-001)
Please download, print and fax this form to request an Immunohematology Consultation.

Reference Laboratory Sample Requirements and Service Details

Acceptable Specimen Types and Transportation/Storage Requirements

Immunohematology Services

Platelet Antibody Screen and ID

Molecular Testing

Specialized Products

our reference laboratories

Davenport, Iowa Laboratory 
Phone: 563-823-4145  
Fax: 563-441-1904

Monona/Madison, Wisconsin Laboratory 
Phone: 608-590-4073
Fax: 608-590-4076

Springfield, Illinois Laboratory - IRL
Phone: 217-753-9443  
Fax: 217-528-3271

Earth City/St. Louis, Missouri Laboratory
Phone: 314-291-4752 
Fax: 314-291-4749