Even though it is the holidays, and most people are off, our local hospitals and blood centers are hard at work saving lives and handling emergencies.  The need for all blood types doesn't take the holidays off.  Here's how you can give the ultimate gift this holiday season with the gift of live. 

 

Hospitals, Police, Fire, all work on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There will still be a need for blood of all types in the Stateline area. Here's how you can give the ultimate gift, the gift of life, this holiday season.

Here are the locations and hours the Rock River Valley Blood Center will be on the job collecting blood.

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Here are the holiday hours at the Rock River Valley Blood Centers:

Sixth Street 6:30 am-1:30 pm Christmas Eve, 6:30 am-3 pm on New Year's Eve.
Perryville from 6:30 am-1 pm on Christmas Eve, 6:30 am-3 pm on New Year's Eve.
Freeport from 7 am-12 pm on Christmas Eve, 7 am-2 pm on New Year's Eve.
Belvidere 8 am-12:30 pm on Christmas Eve, 8 am-2:30 pm on New Year's Eve.

Give if you can and make this a Merry Christmas for many. Donation details here.