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.
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The Volunteer Fire Department in Charlotte, Iowa will hold a blood drive in support of Adam Cain with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center from 1 – 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 21. The blood drive is being held in honor of Adam Cain, of Goose Lake, who was seriously injured in an explosion in Clinton, Iowa on Jan. 5, 2019.
In addition to the blood drive, Charlotte Fire Department is also conducting a “fill the boot” campaign for the Cain family, offering opportunities for supporters to drop off donations for the family during the blood drive.
Donors will also give in memory of Eric Hosette, Fire Chief of the Charlotte Fire Department and Lieutenant with the Clinton Fire Department, who was tragically killed in the Jan. 5 explosion. Window decals, T-shirts, and sweatshirts will also be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Hosette Family.
For information on additional opportunities to give blood, please contact MVRBC at (563) 359-5401, schedule online at www.bloodcenterIMPACT.org or via the IMPACT mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app).
About Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 89 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, including Mercy Clinton, Jackson County Regional Health Center, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where the Blood Center is the primary external supplier to the University’s DeGowin Blood Center. MVRBC is based in Davenport, Iowa, where its testing, processing and primary distribution center produces transfusable blood component products from more than 200,000 whole blood and platelet apheresis donations each year. For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org.