Date: March 11, 2008 Contact: Holly Yates

Phone # 1/800/747-5401, ext. 257

THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER ANNOUNCES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT: eServ / ROCK ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE  WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH - 10:30 AM TO 2:30 PM
WHERE: HEMOBILE - 3624 BLACKHAWK ROAD

APPOINTMENTS: To donate call Daniele Schlumpf at (563) 449-5000

ABOUT THE DRIVE: Donors who last gave blood on or before January 30, 2008 are eligible. ABOUT DONATING: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that only takes about an hour. Donors must be at least 16 years old, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. A Blood Donor card or other photo I.D. is required to donate; 16-year-old donors must present a signed parental consent form, available from the Blood Center or for download from www.bloodcenter.org. Controlled high blood pressure and diabetics are acceptable.

ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive blood provider to Trinity Medical Center - West, Trinity Medical Center - 7th Street Trinity Medical Center at Terrace Park, Genesis Medical Center - East Rusholme Street and Genesis Medical Center - West Central Park.

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