The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

January 1, 2013

Blood donors are needed

DAVENPORT — After a winter storm and two holidays in the last 10 days, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is reminding blood donors the need to provide blood and blood components for local hospitals never takes a day off.

As MVRBC looks to the New Year, the need for O-negative donors (the universal blood type) is especially strong. To increase appointments at its local donor centers and mobile blood drives, MVRBC is holding a daily drawing for a $100 gift card through Saturday, Jan. 12. To find a nearby blood drive or donor center, call 1-800-747-5401 or see

“We’ve experienced a sustained period of decreased collections, which means we’ll need a strong start to 2013 to make sure we have an adequate supply for hospitals we serve,” said Amanda Hess, director of Donor Relations. “We’re looking for people to make a resolution to give the gift of life, and get started right away with a blood donation this week,” added Hess.

All people who present to give blood at an MVRBC Donor Center or mobile blood drive now through Jan. 12 will be entered in a daily drawing for a $100 gift card.

Locally, this includes the Thursday, Jan. 3, blood drive from 2 – 7 p.m. at Wild Rose Casino in Clinton. To schedule an appointment to donate, call the Blood Center at 1-800- 747-5401.

MVRBC is the provider of blood and blood components to Mercy Clinton as well as hospitals in DeWitt, Dubuque, Morrison, Ill., the Quad-Cities and beyond.

Text Only
Local News
  • Boats collide on Mississippi River in Clinton

    A boating collision late Saturday in Clinton caused a closure of the Mississippi River to boating traffic.

    July 27, 2014

  • O'Malley O'Malley visits Clinton amid talk of presidential run

    Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • CCJCC heading toward new jail facility referendum

    The Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission is continuing its path toward the construction of a new jail facility.

    July 26, 2014

  • UPDATE: Police seek assistance in Fifth Ave. shooting investigation

    A shooting that occurred Friday morning in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue South remains under investigation by the Clinton Police Department.

    July 25, 2014

  • JUST IN: Man shot in downtown Clinton

    A 32-year-old man was shot in downtown Clinton early today.

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25-14 Football field Football facility receives makeover CAMANCHE — Camanche School District administrators expect updates to the high school football facility to be completed next week.Camanche Superintendent Tom Parker said crews have worked to make sure everything is complete before next week’s Clinton

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Concurrent terms ordered in burglary case

    CLINTON — A Clinton man will serve four concurrent prison terms for his role in a string of 2012 burglaries.Assistant Clinton County Attorney Amanda Myers on Thursday requested the court to order Cory Mitchell, 38, to serve as much as 10 years in pri

    July 25, 2014

  • Dominant image Drying out CAMANCHE — It’s not been ideal summer for Rock Creek Marina and Campground staff members.A constant battle with the Mississipapi River’s flooded waters and the wreckage it has left in its wake has prevented the group from opening the campground to gu

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • District tries to attract prison workers FULTON, Ill. — While the renovation process at the Thomson, Illinois, Correctional Center has yet to begin, a few high-level management positions have already been filled.Filling those positions are people, and most importantly to the River Bend Scho

    July 25, 2014

  • New tourism position denied FULTON, Ill. — With the unexpected departure of former Tourism Director and Chamber of Commerce Director Heather Bennett, the city of Fulton has worked for the last two months to pick up the pieces and fill the void she left behind.One option was to

    July 24, 2014

Clinton Herald photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.