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Join The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive and Help the Rock River Valley Blood Center

What's it going to be, Team Cops or Team Firefighters? Regardless of your allegiances, the real winner of the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC), and those in our area in need of life-saving blood.

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Rock River Valley Blood Center Encourages You to Join Be The Match Marrow Registry

As you know, we're big fans and supporters of the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC). In addition to supplying area hospitals with much needed blood and blood products, the RRVBC would also like you to learn more about, and hopefully take part in, their "Be the Match Marrow Registry."

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The Rock River Valley Blood Center Really Needs Your Help, Right Now

I got an email yesterday from my longtime friend, Jen Bowman, P.R. and Marketing Director for the Rock River Valley Blood Center. Jen got right to the point in that email by saying: "We need blood badly!! Do you have any time for me tomorrow morning?"

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In This Season of Giving, Rock River Valley Blood Center Needs Donations of Blood

When you've been hit with a lot of cold, snow, and ice, then you add in the start of flu season, the equation boils down to this: area blood supplies are way down, and the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) needs your help.

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New Federal Regulations Impacting Local Blood Collection Efforts

If there's one thing that the federal government does really well, it's dumping mountains of regulations on its citizenry. The bureaucrats in charge would tell you it's all for our own good, to keep us safe and healthy. Those tasked with implementing those regulations are not always in agreement.

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Blood Donations Much Needed Going Into Labor Day Weekend

As we've pointed out in this space before, it's been a tough summer for blood donations at the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC). With Labor Day weekend almost upon us, the RRVBC is once again calling for some help.

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Rock River Valley Blood Center Issues a “Critical Appeal”

As I mentioned a while back in this space (Before Memorial Day Weekend, Please Visit the Rock River Valley Blood Center), the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) really, really needs your help. Many of you responded, but the need is still there. If anything, it's gotten greater.

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Before Memorial Day Weekend, Please Visit the Rock River Valley Blood Center

I just finished chatting with my friend Jennifer Bowman of the Rock River Valley Blood Center. Jen pointed out to me (so I'll share with you) that as Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season, it's also the beginning of a time period that has the largest need of blood donations.

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Rockford’s Blood Supply is Low–Can You Help?

I just got a note from my friend Jennifer Bowman of the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC). Jen points out in her email that the RRVBC is running low on supplies of blood types O, B, and A (both positive and negative), due to high usage by our area hospitals.

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RRVBC and Culver’s Team Up–Give a Pint, Get a Pint

As you may already know, the demand for blood goes up significantly when the weather gets warmer and nicer. More people out and about, engaging in summertime activities, means more accidents and injuries requiring blood and blood products...

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