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!

Dec 14, 2016

The Season of Giving

By apriljosselyn, @apriljosselyn


The Rochester Alternative Learning Center (RALC) and the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center joined forces yesterday to meet the needs of patients and families alike. The RALC hosted their second annual blood drive to support patients who need blood products during this busy time of the year. As a thank you, the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center brought presents for the student donors at RALC as a “holiday gift.”

“It’s really great to see young people actively engaged in blood donation,” says Kim Schmidt a blood donation recruiter at Mayo Clinic. “Giving back to those who give blood for our patients is the least we can do to brighten their holiday spirit”.

To watch the "Blood Drive Surprise" segment on KTTC, click here.

Blood products are always in need. Here’s how you can give this holiday season:
• Call the Blood Donor Center in Rochester at (77)4-4475 (Hilton Building) or (77)5-4359 (Joseph Building).
• Email


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