STEM Lessons for College Students

Blood Component Production

When you donate one unit of whole blood with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, we are able to manufacture up to four separate products that are used to help enhance lives in our community. In this video we go behind the scenes of our Davenport Laboratory to see how it’s all done!

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Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 94 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Blood Center is based in Davenport, Iowa, where MVRBC’s testing, processing and primary distribution center handles more than 250,000 units of blood components each year. MVRBC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Established in 1971 and based in Springfield, Illinois, Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC), a not-for-profit organization, merged with MVRBC in 2010. CICBC continues to serve the central Illinois community.
Community Blood Services of Illinois (CBSI) was organized in 1972 to supply life-saving blood needed by critically ill and injured people. In 2011, CBSI merged with MVRBC. CBSI now forms the Eastern Division of MVRBC and continues to supply all voluntarily donated blood used by patients at the community hospitals in Champaign-Urbana, Charleston-Mattoon, Danville and Effingham, Illinois.
Provide world-class blood products and services to communities in need.
Be the recognized leader in translating emerging blood-related services to enhance patients’ lives.
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• Character demonstrated by moral and ethical standards
• Competency leading to highly capable teams
• Communication delivered with clarity
• Collaboration through teamwork
• Commitment and accountability

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