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!



Olmsted County Community Blood Drives

STEM Academy
Thursday, October 3
8:00 a.m. to Noon
415 16th Street SW, Rochester, MN

Government Center
Monday, October 7
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Noon  to 3:00 p.m.
201 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN

Healthy Start
Tuesday, October 8
Noon  to 3:00 p.m.
1067 4th Street NE, Byron, MN

Rochester Alternative Learning Center (RALC)
Tuesday, October 22
7:30 a.m. to Noon
37 Wood Lake Drive SE, Rochester MN

Mayo High School
Wednesday, October 23
8:00 to 10:30 a.m. Noon to 3:00 p.m.
1420 11th Avenue SE, Rochester MN

Mayo High School
Thursday, October 24
7:00 to 10:30 a.m. Noon to 2:30 p.m.
1420 11th Avenue SE, Rochester MN

Seasons Hospice
Monday, October 28
8:00 a.m. to  Noon
1696 Greenview Drive SW, Rochester MN

Rochester Public Utilities
Tuesday, October 29
7:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m.
4000 East River Road, Rochester MN

Cardinal of Minnesota
Wednesday, October 30
8:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m.
3008 Wellner Drive NE, Rochester MN

Hiawatha Homes
Thursday, October 31
8:00 a.m. to  Noon
1820 Valkyrie Drive NW, Rochester MN

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.

Mayo Superior Drive Support Center
Wednesday, October 9
7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Noon to 2:30 p.m.
3050 Superior Drive NW, Rochester, MN

Mayo Family Clinic Northeast
Monday, October 14
8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
3041 Stonehedge Drive NE, Rochester, MN

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.

Charlton 8 & 9 vs. Charlton 10 September 2 - November 29
Pints for Preemies:   September 2 - November 15
Genomics:  September 3 - December 31
Linen & Central Supply:  September 3 - December 31
Surgical 1 Division vs. Surgical Services October 1 - January 15

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

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