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Brodhead High School to host blood drive
Skylar Gretebeck


Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) supplies the total blood needs for 13 area hospitals:

●  Beloit Health System

●  Edgerton Hospital and Health Services

●  FHN

●  Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside

●  Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton

●  Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center—Harvard

●  Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville

●  Mercyhealth’s Hospital and Medical Center—Walworth

●  OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

●  Rochelle Community Hospital

●  SwedishAmerican Hospital

●  SwedishAmerican Medical Center — Belvidere

●  SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Regional Cancer

BRODHEAD — On Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Skylar Gretebeck will be hosting a blood drive at Brodhead High School for her Senior Project. 

Rock River Valley Blood Center will be bringing their bus for donations. It takes about an hour to complete the paperwork and donation. Snacks will be provided.

RRVBC must collect more than 800 units of blood each week to meet the needs of 13 hospitals. The Center relies on donors from nine counties of the Rock River Valley, including Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Stephenson counties in Illinois and Walworth and Rock County in Wisconsin. RRVBC employs approximately 100 people, including a Medical Director, healthcare, financial and community relations.  RRVBC has four locations. In addition, there are up to three mobile blood drives each day. RRVBC is a not-for-profit organization, governed by an eleven member Board of Directors. They are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration; accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks; and a member of America’s Blood Centers.

To sign up to give blood, go to, create an account, and log in to schedule an appointment at the Brodhead High School Mobile Drive. 

In order to donate, donors must be 17-years-old or older, or 16 with parental consent. All blood types are needed. Donation could enhance or save lives for up to three people.

Any questions can be directed to Skylar Gretebeck at