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!



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all blood drives through October have been cancelled. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please consider donating at one of our permanent locations by calling (507) 284-4475 to schedule an appointment.

Donor Center Location/Hours:  

Hilton Building, 1st Floor
6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Saint Marys Campus, Joseph Building (M-86) (Temporarily CLOSED)
8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Mayo Employee Blood Drives

Blood drives at the following Mayo Clinic buildings are open to the specific Mayo Clinic employees who work in that building; they are not open to the public.

Current Donation Challenges

A "donation challenge" is a friendly competition between two or more groups with the goal of seeing who can get more people to participate and donate blood within a specified time frame. Any organization in Olmsted County can participate in a donation challenge.

Battle of the BadgesJune 1 - August 31
Traveling Miracle Makers: June 1 - September 30
School Age Child Care (SACC): June 8th - August 7

If your organization is interested in hosting a donor challenge, contact Blood Donor Marketing Coordinators Kim Schmidt at (507) 266-2382, Katy Maeder at (507) 284-9007 or Lauren Brown at (507) 284-9831.

Invite Others

Send an email to invite people you know to join the Blood Donor Program page.

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