At the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC), they're always in need of donors. As the primary supplier of blood and blood products to our entire region, the RRVBC needs a steady supply of blood donors to meet the huge demand. In summertime, that demand is even greater.
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.
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."
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.