In an effort to better accommodate blood donors, the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) has introduced free wireless Internet access at its facility at 419 N. Sixth St. in Rockford. Donors with wireless-enabled laptops are now able to surf in the waiting area, donor room and canteen.
Were always looking for ways to improve the experience of our donors. Our donors are very busy people. For those that wish to be connected while donating, this is now an option. Of course, cable access and a movie collection are still available too, said RRVBC spokesman Jennifer Bowman.
To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 100 pounds or more and be in general good health.
The RRVBC is the sole supplier of blood and related services to OSF Saint Anthony, Rockford Memorial, SwedishAmerican, Beloit Memorial, Edgerton Memorial Community, Freeport Health Network, Harvard Memorial, Northwest Suburban Community and Rochelle Community hospitals. Community-minded volunteers donate virtually all of this countrys supply of blood for transfusion.
For more information, contact RRVBC at 965-8751 or toll-free at 866-889-9073.
From the Oct. 11-17, 2006, issue