Through Aug. 31, blood donors that register to donate at the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will be able to register to win On the Waterfront buttons. The buttons were donated by an anonymous blood donor to help offset summer shortages.
It has become increasingly difficult for us to get donors to visit our facility in Rockford, said Heidi Ognibene, RRVBC donor resource manager. The busy pace of the summer increases that difficulty. This is a way to thank those that take the time to donate.
RRVBC is the sole supplier of blood and related services to OSF Saint Anthony, Rockford Memorial, SwedishAmerican, Beloit Memorial, Freeport Health Network, Harvard Memorial, Memorial Community, Northwest Suburban Community and Rochelle Community hospitals. Community-minded volunteers donate virtually all of this countrys supply of blood for transfusion.
RRVBC is open 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fridays.
Info: RRVBC at 815/965-8751, stop in at 419 N. Sixth St., or visit www.rrvbc.org.