Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Central Illinois Community Blood Center is to provide the highest quality blood and related services to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC), a division of Mississippi valley Regional Blood Center, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 at the request of Memorial Medical Center & Saint John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. CICBC plays an integral role in the community's health by reliably serving the regional and national community for over 30 years, collecting more than 180,000 units annually in Iowa, illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri.
CICBC 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, CICBC 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.