Blood Donor Program

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!

Apr 24, 2017

Hematology "Donation Challenge" Makes a Difference in Patient Lives

By Kimberly Schmidt, @kimberlyd


This post was written by Amy Phelps, Research Study Specialist, and Monica Brennan, R.N., in the Hematology Division at Mayo Clinic:

We work in Hematology where a lot of our patients are in need of blood. By hosting department Blood Donation Challenges, this is a great way for us to show support to our patients along with anyone who needs blood or blood products. It is a fun and friendly challenge within our work group. If colleagues cannot personally donate blood, they recruit family members or friends to donate in their place, which can really help to get the competition going and include more people outside of our department.

We try to host two to three challenges each year, which makes us all feel good knowing that we have done something extra for our patients.

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