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!

Mar 22, 2017

iHeartRadio Interviews the BDC about Diversity in Blood Donation

By Kimberly Schmidt, @kimberlyd


Julie Jones from iHeartRadio interviewed Dr. Kreuter and Kim Schmidt from the Blood Donor Center to talk about Blood Donor Month in January, Black History Month in February, and diversity in blood donation.

"We really need to engage our minority communities. Our patients in our hospitals are very diverse and our community of blood donors needs to be equally diverse to meet those needs," says Kreuter.

Listen to the full radio segment here.




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