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Shuttleworth Sponsors Downtown Blood Drive

January 3, 2018

Marek Rudzki of Cedar Rapids was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, a form of brain and spinal cancer. During surgeries he received three times his body volume in donated blood. He would not be alive and healthy today without volunteer blood donors. Your donation matters!

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll invites all those in the downtown business community to roll up their sleeves and donate blood on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as part of a community blood drive hosted by The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC).The blood drive will take place in the basement of the U.S. Bank Building, located at 115 3rd Street SE in Cedar Rapids.Anyone interested in donating may sign up to donate online or call the blood center at 1-800-747-5401.Presenting donors will receive their choice of a MVRBC winter hat or a $5 Starbucks gift card. Donors must bring a photo ID and eat before donating. Those that have donated blood since November 14, 2017, are ineligible to donate on January 9, 2018. For questions regarding donor eligibility, please contact the blood center at 1-800-747-5401. About the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood CenterMississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 87 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.In addition to its Davenport headquarters, the Blood Center has regional distribution hubs in central Illinois (Springfield, Ill., operating as Central Illinois Community Blood Center), eastern Illinois (Urbana, Ill., operating as Community Blood Services of Illinois); southeastern Iowa (Ottumwa, IA) and the St. Louis region (Maryland Heights, MO and Maryville, IL).From these locations, MVRBC collects blood at 18 fixed site donor centers and at more than 4,000 mobile blood drives held each year. The population of the Blood Center’s service region exceeds 4-million residents and donors give more than 180,000 donations each year.Learn more at

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