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Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center now is requiring appointments for blood donation.

The nonprofit provider of blood and blood components to hospitals in Dubuque, Galena, Ill., and the surrounding region is limiting walk-in donations to manage donor flow and maintain social distancing requirements, according to a press release.

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Call 800-747-5401 or visit bloodcenter.org to schedule an appointment.

A blood center is located at 4867 Asbury Road in Dubuque.