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!
Mark and Dave have nurtured a competitive camaraderie since connecting at a marathon in 2006. The two have since run numerous events together, including a 50-mile Zumbro Endurance Run. "Mark and I ran the 50-mile race the day after my father’s funeral," remembers Dave. "Mark had been at the [...]
After receiving two bone marrow transplants and 89 blood transfusions, nine-year-old Sammy’s health is on the mend. Over the last year, Sammy spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital—including Christmas Eve. Now that his health is improving, Sammy is looking forward to spending this Christmas [...]
Living in Manchester, United Kingdom, at the time, Atika Sajjad and her husband, Sajjad Hussain, were about to become first-time parents. They had long anticipated the healthy birth of their first child, Laaibah Sajjad. However, things would take an unexpected turn for the worse within a few minutes of [...]
The members of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program’s Marketing and Recruitment Team—Jackie O’Reilly, Kim Schmidt, and Katy Maeder —would like to give you a glimpse of their specific roles and of the strengths that each one brings to their well-rounded team. They all fully recognize that there is [...]
Her 63 surgeries, over 100 blood transfusions, and more than 10 rare medical conditions don’t stop Joanna from being optimistic and grateful for life.
When Joanna was just 15 years old, doctors discovered her brain was herniated at the base of her skull, which caused a large cyst in her spinal [...]