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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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?
Jan 27, 2020

Rally of the Restaurants

By Lauren Brown @laurenbrown
Local restaurants bring a sense of “hometown” to our community. What better way to support our home than by donating blood that goes directly back to Rochester’s patients and community? Join and help promote the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program in its “Rally of the Restaurants” blood donation challenge [...]
Rally of the Restaurants
Dec 16, 2019

Shea Day Blood Drive

By Lauren Brown @laurenbrown
At six months old, Shea was a happy, healthy baby. So much so that her mother Kerry had no reason to worry when she dropped off Shea at her grandmother’s for the weekend. On Sunday, however, Kerry received a call saying that Shea had been sleeping quite a bit and [...]
Shea Day Blood Drive
Dec 11, 2019

A Blood Recipient's Story: Frank

By Lauren Brown @laurenbrown
On December 6, 2004, in St. Charles, Minnesota, Frank was next to a silo on his farm after leveling it off so that he could start the unloader to place corn silage into the machine. While standing on the auger, a colleague flipped the unloader switch, but he also [...]
A Blood Recipient's Story: Frank

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