Roll Up Your Sleeves!  There's an Urgent Need for O- Blood Donors in Southeast Minnesota.

Donation centers are open now at 2 locations in RochesterMinnesota to help with the urgent and immediate need for O- blood.

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

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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.

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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.

12 Celebrities Who Have Been Patients at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

When you are one of the best hospitals in the world, you are going to attract some celebrities. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has seen quite a few throughout its history.