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.
Send an email to invite people you know to join the Blood Donor Program page.