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!

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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
Feb 26, 2020

A Day with Rochester Fire Station #1

By Lauren Brown @laurenbrown
A special Valentine’s invitation was extended to the Blood Donor Program’s Marketing and Recruitment Team—an invitation to spend the day at Rochester Fire Station #1. The relationship between these two entities evolved with the start of the Donor Program’s Battle of the Badges blood donation campaign. The Battle of [...]
A Day with Rochester Fire Station #1
Feb 4, 2020

Are you registered as a blood donor on Facebook?

By Lauren Brown @laurenbrown
In a community like ours, where blood donation is so vital, there is a new way for donors to stay connected. Facebook now offers a feature that allows you to register yourself as a blood donor. Doing so allows local blood banks to notify donors of opportunities to give in [...]
Are you registered as a blood donor on Facebook?

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