Due to low donations and increased patient need, we are urging all eligible volunteer donors, especially those with AB or O blood type, to donate now. Please contact the Blood Center to schedule a time to give at a donor center or mobile blood drive near you as soon as possible. Call (800) 747-5401, or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or via our Blood Center Impact App. Thank you!
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This summer, blood donors with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) can help top off the local blood supply and receive a chance to win a $50 gas card at the same time. To help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region during the difficult summer months, MVRBC will hold a weekly drawing for one $50 gas gift card from all donors who give blood each week from Monday, July 11 through the week of Labor Day (week of Monday, Sept. 5). All persons who present to give blood at an MVRBC Donor Center or mobile blood drive will be eligible to win the drawing.
To schedule an appointment for donation or to find a mobile blood drive, call the Blood Center at (800) 747-5401 or see www.bloodcenterimpact.org.
Due to summer vacations and holiday weekends, summer is the most difficult time of year to recruit blood donors. "The need for our lifesaving products never takes a day off," said Amanda Hess, Director of Donor Relations. "That's why we're pleased to reward donors who give at this time of year with a chance to win a gas card and fill their tank on us!" MVRBC is the provider of blood and blood components to 75 hospitals throughout Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. All persons age 17 and up (or 16, with a signed parental permission form) who weigh at least 110 lbs. and are in general good health meet the basic eligibility requirements for blood donation. For additional information on the Blood Center's service to hospitals in our region and for details on the blood donation process, including information on donor eligibility, see www.bloodcenter.org or call (800) 747-5401.