The Rock River Valley Blood Center has been struggling for months to maintain their critically needed blood supply due to the flu outbreak, and now they are proactively looking for donations to combat the disruptions to come with the coronavirus outbreak.

A press release from the Rock River Valley Blood Center says;

It is imperative that healthy individuals donate to minimize disruptions to the blood supply and ensure blood is available for patients. If the outbreak of coronavirus expands, additional challenges may arise, which could potentially reduce the number of eligible donors and disrupt collection events. Because it is the blood already on the shelves that saves lives, maintaining a sufficient blood supply is essential to ensure patients in need receive optimal treatment.

To stress the importance of donating blood NOW, the RRVBC shared this on Facebook:

If you are healthy and able to donate blood, PLEASE make an appointment now online or by calling (815) 965-8751.

Thank you!

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