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!

PUBLIC PAGE
Jul 17, 2020

Will Your Team Accept 'The CHALLENGE'?

By Kimberly Schmidt @kimberlyd
The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program has many unique ways to educate the community and raise awareness on the importance of blood donation--one of those ways is through an organized blood donation "challenge." Departments within Mayo Clinic and the community set up these challenges through the Marketing and Recruitment Team [...]
Will Your Team Accept 'The CHALLENGE'?
Jul 7, 2020

Jackson's Heaven Anniversary

By Katy Maeder @katymaeder
Five-year-old Jackson began experiencing symptoms his mother, MariClair, attributed to growing pains in the spring of 2006. His continued illness and lethargy, however, convinced her to take him in to the family doctor. After a series of tests and hospital admissions, she and her husband, Tim, received devastating news—Jackson [...]
Jackson's Heaven Anniversary
Jun 1, 2020

A Blood Recipient's Story: Avery

By Katy Maeder @katymaeder
Little Avery’s mother, Bethany, began to worry when the three year old seemed constantly exhausted. Her “mother’s intuition” moved her to pay a visit to their local emergency room to see what was wrong. The staff ended up drawing Avery’s blood twice, because her hemoglobin levels were so low [...]
A Blood Recipient's Story: Avery
Apr 9, 2020

A Donor's Story: Don

By Katy Maeder @katymaeder
After learning that his father needed to undergo heart surgery, Don completed his first Red Cross blood donation 45 years ago and has continued donating blood ever since. “I realized the importance of blood donations at that time and began coming in periodically at Mayo Clinic Blood Donor [...]
A Donor's Story: Don
Mar 3, 2020

Blood Product in the Sky

By Lauren Brown @laurenbrown
With eyes wide open, the Marketing and Recruitment Team from the Blood Donor Program stepped out onto the helipad. With breathtaking views of the Downtown Rochester, it’s hard to imagine this beautiful space as a place where so many people land with traumatic and life-threatening injuries. In speaking [...]
Blood Product in the Sky

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