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

Hilton Late Night Collections

January 11th, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 8th, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
March 14th, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


41st Street Professional Buildings, 4115 (M-110)

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.

Eyota Community Blood Drive
January 17th & 18th from 8 AM - 3 PM
753 Robert Ave, Eyota

Coyote Creek Outdoor Blood Drive
January 22nd from 8 AM - 3 PM
3600 Broadway Ave S, Rochester

Stewartville Community Blood Drive
February 6th & 7th from 8 AM - 3 PM
110 2nd St SE, Stewartville

Oronoco Community Blood Drive
February 12th from 8 AM - 3 PM
115 2nd St NW, Oronoco

KTTC Community Blood Drive at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester
February 14th & 15th from 8 AM - 3 PM
4447 Canal Pl SE, Rochester

Mayo Family Clinic Kasson
February 19th  from 8 AM - 3 PM
411 W Main St, Kasson

 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
The third Tuesday of every 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.

Clinical Microbiology: Battle of the Labs:  January 1 - April 1
Therapeutic Apheresis Treatment Unit: January 17 - March 15

If your organization is interested in hosting a donor challenge, contact our Blood Donor Marketing Coordinators.

Stacie Hammer at
Adam Stewart at
Cameron Smith at