This group is for people interested in blood donation. Every six minutes, a patient at Mayo Clinic needs a transfusion of blood or blood products. A simple blood donation can save the life of a child with leukemia, restore the strength of a cancer patient, or provide a critical transfusion to an accident victim. There is no substitute for this lifesaving gift, so patients rely upon the caring spirit of blood donors. Join the discussion and learn more about blood donation!


We are doing blood drives once again within the community. If you wish to host a blood drive, please contact one of our marketing and recruitment coordinators. Please consider donating at one of our permanent locations by calling (507) 284-4475 to schedule an appointment.

Donor Center Location/Hours:  

Hilton Building, 1st Floor

6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Late Night Collections

September 8th, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

October 13th, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saint Marys Campus, Joseph Building (M-86)

8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Public Blood Drives

We are excited to get back into the community. If you are looking for a place to donate other than our two permanent locations please check here for upcoming public blood drives.

City of Oronoco - Oronoco Community Center

115 2nd St NW, Oronoco, MN 55960
September 15th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Coyote Creek - SE Rochester

3600 Broadway Ave S, Rochester, MN 55904
September 26th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


City of Eyota - Eyota Ambulance

753 Robert Ave, Eyota, MN 55934
September 27th - 28th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Please check back for more Public Drives that will be announced. If there are no public drives at this time, please consider donating at one of our permanent locations by calling 507-284-4475.

Mayo Employee Blood Drives

Blood drives at the following Mayo Clinic buildings are open to the specific Mayo Clinic employees who work in that building; they are not open to the public.

Superior Drive Support Center
Once a month
8:00 a.m. to  3 p.m.
3050 Superior Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55905

Current Donation Challenges

A "donation challenge" is a friendly competition between two or more groups with the goal of seeing who can get more people to participate and donate blood within a specified time frame. Any organization in Olmsted County can participate in a donation challenge.

Francis 4th Tower Lab Services: August 12 - September 12

Crushing Koopas & Childhood Cancer: September 1 - September 31
Hem/Onc/BMT: September 1 - November 30
Cytogenetic Tech & Molecular Tech Lab: September 1 - December 23

If your organization is interested in hosting a donor challenge, contact our Blood Donor Marketing Coordinators Stacie Hammer at or Adam Stewart at

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