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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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
Nov 4, 2019

A Donor's Story: Sue

By Katy Maeder @katymaeder
  Sue, age 60, has been donating blood since high school, following the altruistic example of her father who was a regular donor. She has such a giving spirit that, in 2007, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she says, "Oddly, it wasn't 'Oh, no, I [...]
A Donor's Story: Sue
Oct 23, 2019

Graduation from a Preemie to a Healthy Little Boy...

By Kimberly Schmidt @kimberlyd
At 28 weeks gestation, Hannah went into spontaneous labor and found she had already dilated to 5 cm. Hayden James came into this world on January 6, 2019, weighing two pounds four ounces and scoring normally on the after-birth assessment. Still, as a high-risk delivery, he needed a lot [...]
Graduation from a Preemie to a Healthy Little Boy...
Oct 14, 2019

Multiple Reasons to Donate Blood

By Katy Maeder @katymaeder
Michael (Mike) Sveen has many special reasons to donate blood. When he first started working for Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, his driving partner was a regular donor. “He invited me to go with him to donate. However, my donation opportunities were sporadic due to a couple of needle [...]
Multiple Reasons to Donate Blood

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