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Blood Donations Help Keep Young Man Alive

"I am a brain tumor survivor who spent 10 weeks at the wonderful Mayo Clinic. During this time, I had many bleeding complications. The doctors had to give me blood products on multiple occasions. Simply put, without those blood donations, I would not be alive today. Since my return home [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

Blood Donor Center Young Volunteers

Sam Buchl and Darin Steffl both enjoyed volunteering in the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center during their senior year of high school. As volunteers in the Blood Donor Center, Sam and Darin were stationed in the waiting area and had numerous responsibilities. They offered refreshments to blood donors, provided magazines [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Blood Donation at Mayo Clinic

Every six minutes, a patient at Mayo Clinic receives a transfusion of blood or blood products. There’s an ongoing and never-ending need for blood donors because there is no substitute for blood. The gift of blood is critical for patient survival. People needing surgery, people receiving treatment for cancer, leukemia [...]

Created by Lee Aase

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