ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- We're teaming up with Backyard Grill and Bar in Loves Park to help save lives on Halloween. Join the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) at Backyard Grill & Bar, 6473 N. Second Street, in Loves Park from 5:30am-2:00pm. Our very own Aaron Wilson will broadcast LIVE from the event starting at 5:00am. All donors will receive a $5 gift certificate to Backyard Grill and Bar. First time donors will be eligible to win a gift basket from RRVBC.
Donating blood is safe and simple. You are most likely able to donate if you are at least 17 years old (16 year olds may donate with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health. Persons taking medications are not necessarily disqualified.
There are four community donor centers throughout the area (Belvidere, Freeport, Rockford) as well as many mobile blood drives. Log on to www.rrvbc.org for hours, directions and mobile blood drive schedules.