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STATEMENT ON BLOOD SUPPLYHospitals served by CBSI / CICBC / MVRBC have blood components “on the shelves”; donors needed to maintain stable blood supply
Davenport, Iowa – In light of recent media reports on the rate of blood donation and availability of blood components for patient transfusions, we are issuing the following statement on the status of blood inventories for hospitals served by Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Central Illinois Community Blood Center, and Community Blood Services of Illinois.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is a not-for-profit Blood Center serving 88 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin, as well as national resource sharing partners across the U.S. Since the Memorial Day Holiday, our Blood Center has experienced a decrease in the rate of blood donation totaling hundreds of donations each week. This is putting a strain on the blood supply and making it more difficult to replenish hospital blood supplies as components are used. While our hospital shelves are currently stocked, we are asking all blood donors to come forward and give now and throughout the rest of the summer to help maintain a strong and stable blood supply for the communities we serve.
We have many donor denters and mobile blood drives throughout our service region with daytime, evening and weekend hours. To find nearby opportunities to give blood, please call (800) 747-5401, schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use our mobile app, available for Apple iOS and Android phones at www.bloodcenter.org/app.
For additional updates on the blood supply, please keep in touch with us on social media.
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CBSI Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodservices