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

Coyote Creek
Monday, December 16
8:30 a.m. to Noon
3600 So. Broadway, Rochester MN

Tuesday, December 17
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Noon to 3:00 p.m.
4365 Canal Place SE, 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 Family Clinic Southeast
Monday, December 9
8:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.
4544 Canal Place SE, Rochester, MN

Mayo Superior Support Center 
Wednesday, December 11
7:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Noon to 2:30 p.m.
3050 Superior Drive NW, 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.

Genomics:  September 3 - December 31
ECH Coordinating Council October 1 - December 31
Surgical 1 Division vs. Surgical Services October 1 - January 15
Inpatient Pharmacy vs. Outpatient Pharmacy October 21 - January 31
Hematology December 2 - February 29

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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