URGENT: Mayo Clinic Asking All in Minnesota With O- Blood to Donate Immediately
Roll Up Your Sleeves! There's an Urgent Need for O- Blood Donors in Southeast Minnesota.
Why are O blood types so important?
O- is the blood type most often used for transfusions when a patient's blood type is unknown, likely in trauma situations. - Blood Donor Program - Mayo Clinic
Make an Appointment to Donate Blood in Rochester and Help Save 3 Lives!
Why donate blood? That’s easy – it helps save lives. In fact, each blood donation can help save up to 3 lives – a mother, a daughter, a brother, or a friend - and all blood collected at the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor center is used locally.
I'm not just saying to give just to write words. This blood shortage is a serious issue in our area and throughout our country and lives are depending on this blood. I even know some of those people and that's why a few weeks ago, I donated myself. And once July shows up on the calendar, I'll be back again. Not because I love the cookies that you get after donating but because I know this is something I can do to help someone else...and it only takes about an hour of my time once every few months.
2 Locations in Rochester, Minnesota where you can donate blood.
- #1 - Mayo Clinic, Hilton Building, First Floor, 210 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902
- The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center's location on the main floor of the Hilton Building is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with special late-night hours on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- #2 - Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, Joseph Building, Main Floor, Room M-86, 1216 Second St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902
- The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center's location at Joseph M-86 is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.How to make an appointment to donate blood in Rochester, Minnesota
Same-day appointments are available! Just call (507) 284-4475 to see about openings or at a time that works best for you.
Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program at their website here.
Who really benefits from the blood that I give?
There are so many patients that are receiving care in Rochester for so many different reasons. Your blood could be reaching kids that are fighting cancer or even a celebrity that is getting care in our town. The land of Mayo Clinic sees many celebrities that are kept top secret but if you scroll a little bit, you'll see a few that have been patients at Mayo Clinic.