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Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Designated as Blood Provider to CGH Medical Center: Upcoming Blood Drive Scheduled

Hospital news | Friday, May 31, 2019

Contact: Rebecca Green

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) has been designated by CGH Medical Center as the hospital’s exclusive provider of blood and blood components. MVRBC is a not-for-profit community blood center based in Davenport, Iowa (closer in proximity for CGH to receive blood products) and is currently serving 95 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. The Blood Center will begin providing blood components to CGH Medical Center in June.

To ensure the Blood Center’s ability to meet patient needs, MVRBC will begin holding blood drives at CGH Medical Center in June, including a blood drive scheduled at the hospital on Thursday, June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. All donors who come to give blood will receive a voucher for a $10 gift card to the donor’s choice of Amazon, Caseys, Dominos, or Starbucks.

“Please know that in addition to continued monthly incentives, delicious post-donation food, and knowing you are helping people in our community, donors will now earn points as part of the IMPACT Donor Loyalty Program for exclusive donor gifts,” said CGH blood drive coordinators Connie VonHolten, RN and Michelle Nelson, RN. “All previously scheduled blood drive dates will remain the same, and all prior/cumulative blood donation totals for each individual donor will be honored! Simply bring a photo ID (or employee badge) with you to the next blood drive to get registered…You will not be allowed to donate without it! In addition, donors will still have the opportunity to give double red cell donations, or Power Reds, if they desire.”

To schedule an appointment to give blood, please contact Michelle Nelsen at (815) 625-4790, ext. 6879; Connie VonHolten at (815) 625-0400, ext. 5425; or visit