The blood drive on September 23 will be in the Expo Hall, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
We have implemented our Emergency Plan here at the Blood Center to protect donors and our staff. This includes:
• Placing only one screening station on a table (observing social distancing)
• Wiping down all machines and equipment after each use
• Spacing beds apart to continue social distancing
• Wiping down beds after each use
• Encouraging donors to allow space in the refreshment area
In addition, donors who want to limit time at the drive can complete the EarlyQ prior to coming to the drive; we can the barcode emailed to them and they move directly to the vital station, then to donation. Feel free to share the link with your donors: www.bloodcenter.org/earlyq
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Blood Center at (800)452-1097. Donors are eligible to donate whole blood every 56 days.
Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
To schedule an appointment or view upcoming blood drives, visit www.BloodCenterIMPACT.org or call 800-452-1097.