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

Rochester Public Utilities
Wednesday, July 31
7:30 a.m. to 11::30 a.m.
4000 East River Road NE, Rochester MN

Hiawatha Homes
Thursday, August 1
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1820 Valkyrie Drive NW, Rochester, MN

Rochester Motor Cars
Thursday, August 15
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Noon to 3:00 p.m.
4900 Hwy #52 No., 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 Employees Federal Credit Union
Tuesday, July 23
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
130 23 Av SW, Rochester, MN

Mayo Support Center North
Tuesday, August 6
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Noon to 2:3 p.m.
4001 41 St NW, Rochester, MN

Mayo Superior Drive Support Center
Wednesday, August 14
7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Noon to 2:30 p.m.
3050 Superior Drive NW, Rochester, MN

41st Street Professional Building
Tuesday, August 20
7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Noon to 2:30 p.m.
4111 41st Street 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.

Rochester Public School's SACC Challenge June 1  - August 31
Lenaye's Life Savers:  May 1 - August 31
Thoracic - Vascular:  June 1  - August 31
Battle of the Badges:  June 1  - August 31
Kickin' Cancer Crew vs. Rice CRISPR Treats:  June 10  - September 6
Hematology vs. Gonda 9 (Blood vs. Guts):  June 24  - September 30
Bethel Lutheran Church:  July 1  - July 31

If your organization is interested in hosting a donor challenge, contact Blood Donor Recruitment Coordinator Kim Schmidt at (507) 266-2382 , Jackie O'Reilly at (507) 284-9831 or Katy Maeder at (507) 284-9007.

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