Rock River Valley Blood Center’s Supply Near Critically Low Levels
The center's supply of blood has hit "near critical position" and that could be a major problem as they will soon not be able to supply area hospitals.
Every blood donation has the potential to save 3 lives and you never know when that life could be someone you love or your own.
There are a few factors that have caused the Rock River Valley Blood Center's (RRVBC) supply to dwindle. One of RRVBC's mobile donor units is out of service cause delays and cancellations of recent blood drives, according to mystateline.com. The center needs 25 units of O Negative blood daily in order to keep hospitals supplied, and yesterday, RRVBC only collected 14 units.
Summer time is the time of year more prone to accidents that require blood supply and it's also the time of year when blood donor numbers drop.
O negative and B positive are the two types needed immediately.
Click HERE to learn more about how to donate.
Make it a plan to be a part of the Save Our Summer Blood Drive. July 7th & 8th at Peak Sports Club and Fitness just off Perryville Rd. in Rockford. 97ZOK will be broadcasting live.
Visit RRVBC's Facebook page for S.O.S. blood drive details