PEORIA — Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is now requiring blood donors to make appointments for donation at its donor centers and mobile blood drives.

The requirement helps staff maintain a hygienic environment and proper social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The center previously accepted walk-ins.

The blood center has expanded hours at many of its donor centers and is scheduling mobile blood drives to replace blood drives that have been canceled. To find an opportunity to donate, please call MVRBC at (800) 747-5401 or schedule online at or via the blood center’s mobile app (info / download: