Donate blood in December or January and receive a McDonald’s McCafé coupon

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Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4, and running through Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, area blood donors will receive a coupon for a free small McCafé beverage of choice from participating McDonald’s. Anyone who donates blood at a local blood center or mobile blood drive location will be eligible.

Area McDonald’s have partnered with Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) to offer a token of gratitude to holiday blood donors.

We are very excited to offer this thank-you to our blood donors,” said Jennifer Bowman, spokesman for RRVBC. “Especially during the challenging holiday/winter months, it’s a great way for us to remind the community about the importance of a stable and adequate blood supply.”

Log on to for hours, directions and mobile blood drive schedules.

The RRVBC serves as a centralized, community blood center and is the sole provider of blood products and services to Beloit Health System, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Health System and SwedishAmerican Medical Center — Belvidere.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, call toll-free at 877-RRVBC-99 or find RRVBC on the web at

Posted Dec. 4, 2013

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