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Davenport, Iowa – Mike Parejko, CEO of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), has been elected as President of the America’s Blood Centers (ABC) Board of Directors. Parejko was elected during ABC’s Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in Arlington, Virginia.
The new slate of officers includes Rob Purvis (New York Blood Center) as Vice President and Delisa English (The Blood Connection) as Secretary/Treasurer.
Parejko says his leadership of the ABC Board reflects positively on MVRBC. “I’m so thankful for the support we have in our communities,” said Parejko. “It’s a great honor to represent all of the independent community blood centers through my service on the ABC Board. But it’s only because of the great people we have in place at MVRBC that I will be able to represent our Blood Center, and all members of ABC, on a national, and even international, stage.”
About America’s Blood Centers
Founded in 1962, America’s Blood Centers is North America’s largest network of community based, independent blood programs. Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its critical work in patient care and disaster preparedness and response, the federation operates more than 600 blood donor centers providing half of the U.S., and a quarter of the Canadian blood supply. ABC members serve more than 150 million people and provide blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America. For more information, see www.americasblood.org.
About Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 94 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, including Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, Mercy Clinton, and Hammond Henry Hospital. The Blood Center is based in Davenport, Iowa, where MVRBC’s testing, processing and primary distribution center produces approximately 250,000 transfusable blood component products each year. The Blood Center’s service region extends from southwestern Wisconsin to St. Louis, Missouri and from Danville, Illinois to Albia, Iowa, an area with a population of more than four million residents. For more information, go to www.bloodcenter.org.