Since 1952, the Rock River Valley Blood Center has been saving lives by providing safe, high-value blood products and services to people in need throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. In partnership with our communities, RRVBC serves as a centralized blood center to 10 area hospitals.
Donating blood feels amazing and with the myRRVBC app, it’s never been easier. Schedule, cancel, or reschedule appointments, search for blood drives, and keep track of your personal information, including health stats (pulse, temperature and blood pressure), number of donations, and eligibility – anytime and anywhere! It’s that easy to fit saving lives into your busy schedule.
Donating blood is safe and simple, and there are no special requirements. You must be at least 17 years old (or 16, with parental consent) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. As long as you’re in generally good health on the day of donation, you are most likely eligible to donate blood. Conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure do not necessarily disqualify you from donating blood and neither will most medications.