QC-Based Blood Center Supplies 88 Hospitals
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), based in Davenport, is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 88 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Emily Shenk-DeMay, the center’s manager, corporate administration and executive assistant, is the scheduled speaker at our July 25 meeting.
The blood center’s Davenport location handles testing, processing and primary distribution of more than 250,000 units of blood components each year.
It also has regional distribution hubs in Springfield, Maryville and Urbana, Ill.; Ottumwa, Iowa; and Maryland Heights, Mo. From these hubs, MVRBC collects blood at 18 donor centers and at more than 4,000 mobile blood drives each year. Every day, the Blood Center conducts mobile blood drives at businesses, schools, churches and civic groups.
More than 4 million people live in the Blood Center’s service region, and donors give more than 180,000 donations each year.