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WHO: Job seekers, volunteer seekers, and blood donorsWHAT: Working to Save Lives: Job/Volunteer Fair + Blood DriveWHERE: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Donor Centers: 3600 16th St., Moline, 5500 Lakeview Pkwy., Davenport, 1320 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, 3001 Williams Blvd. SW and 4828 1st Ave. N, Cedar Rapids; Central Illinois Community Blood Center, 1999 Wabash Ave, SpringfieldWHEN: 8am-1pm, Friday, September 7WHY: Join our lifesaving mission – work, volunteer or donate to save lives with us!WEB: www.bloodcenter.org/join
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) and Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC) is hosting its first-ever Working to Save Lives combination job/volunteer fair and blood drive on Friday, September 7, and the community is invited to join in the fun! Every day MVRBC and CICBC are working to save lives, and right now it’s looking for more people to join its lifesaving mission: through a job opportunity, as a volunteer, or by donating blood to help patients in need.
“We often hear from our volunteers and employees about how the work that we do greatly impacts their daily lives,” said Amanda Hess, Public and Donor Relations Director at the Blood Center. “Many of us have been touched by blood donation in some way; maybe by a family member or close friend receiving blood products. The work we do makes a huge difference to those patients (and their families) in area hospitals. Together with our community, we are literally helping to save lives every day.”
The first-time event is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 7 at MVRBC donor centers, located at 3600 16th St., Moline, 5500 Lakeview Pkwy., Davenport and 1320 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport 3001 Williams Blvd. SW and 4828 1st Ave. N, Cedar Rapids; CICBC donor center, 1999 Wabash Ave, Springfield. The centers will be open regular hours that day for those who would like to donate blood.
For more information, call (800) 747-5401 or visit www.bloodcenter.org/join. ABOUT MVRBC/CICBCBased in Davenport, Iowa, MVRBC is a not-for-profit, community-based provider of blood and blood components to 88 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Since its founding in 1974, MVRBC has collected more than 3-million units of blood from volunteer donors and has served millions of patients in the Midwest and through national resource sharing partners. Established in 1971 and based in Springfield, Illinois, Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC), a not-for-profit organization, merged with MVRBC in 2010. CICBC continues to serve the central Illinois community.For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org.