The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will now be asking blood donors about travel to south Florida. The new questions come in response to concerns about possible Zika Virus transmissions. Miami-Dade and Broward counties will be added to the regions impacted by the Zika Virus travel deferral which already include Mexico, Puerto Rico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
MVRBC is asking all eligible blood donors to schedule an appointment to give blood to offset the new travel deferral. Blood supplies, already low for the summer months, have dropped over the last week. MVRBC is offering a $5 Starbucks gift card to all who donate at MVRBC Donor Centers through September 17th. To make an apointment call 800-747-5401 or visit this link: