Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. until noon, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in the Wellness Classroom at OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Volunteer blood donors are invited to support the local blood supply by scheduling an appointment to give blood by calling Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401, ext. 1281 (appointments preferred, walk-ins also welcome). Please bring a photo ID for use in donor registration.
Blood donations are often used to help treat patients with cancer, victims of trauma and patients undergoing major surgeries. 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 more information on donor eligibility, call the Blood Center at (800) 747-5401 or visit www.bloodcenter.org/eligibility.
MVRBC is based in Davenport, Iowa, with regional operations in Urbana (Community Blood Services of Illinois) and Springfield (Central Illinois Community Blood Center). The Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood and blood components to 95 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin, including 11 of 13 OSF HealthCare facilities. (For information on MVRBC’s service to OSF HealthCare, see: https://newsroom.osfhealthcare.org/blood-provider-expands-service-to-6-additional-osf-hospitals/.)
9 a.m. – noon | Wednesday, March 6
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center (Wellness Classroom)
About OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center is a 23-bed acute/intermediate care, critical access hospital located in the rural farming community of Monmouth, IL. OSF Holy Family provides a broad range of acute care and outpatient services including a variety of specialist, emergency, rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging services. The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) also recently recognized the hospital for excellence in quality of care outcomes; Leapfrog Group named OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center a Top Rural Hospitals. For more information about OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, visit www.osfholyfamily.org.
About Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), based in Davenport, Iowa, serves 95 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, as well as resource sharing partners across the country. The 501(c)(3) not-for-profit blood center was established in 1974 and operates as Central Illinois Community Blood Center (Springfield, Illinois) and Community Blood Services of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois). 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 4-million residents. For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org and visit the Blood Center’s social media channels: www.facebook.com/mvrbc, www.twitter.com/willyougive, and https://www.instagram.com/willyougive/.