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!

Oct 7, 2016

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Donating Blood Matters

By Kimberly Schmidt, @kimberlyd

image-30114a320087There is always a constant need for blood donors in Olmsted County.

Mayo Clinic reporter Vivien Williams interviewed Justin Kreuter, M.D., Director of Mayo’s Blood Donor Center, to talk about blood donation, why blood is often in short supply, and they also visited the Blood Donor Center in the Hilton Building to see donors and staff in action.

Watch the 55-second clip.

Schedule an Appointment Today
Mayo Clinic offers three permanent donor sites. Click here for hours. Call the sites below or email to schedule an appointment. Or, visit a blood drive in your neighborhood.

  • Hilton Building
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
  • IBM
    507-253-7545 (for all businesses on IBM property).
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