The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is to provide world-class blood products and services to communities in need.
Formed in 1974, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that plays an integral role in the community's health. MVRBC has reliably served the regional and national community for over 30 years, collecting more than 180,000 units annually in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri.
MVRBC is community-based and wholly dependent on blood collections from volunteer donors. Once local needs are met, MVRBC assists a national network of community blood centers through a resource-sharing program. Licensed by the US Food & Drug Administration and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, MVRBC is a member of America's Blood Centers, North America's largest network of nonprofit community centers, which collects half of the US blood supply.