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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

"New Year, New Skin, New Leg"

When Brenda M. woke up with flu-like symptoms in August 2007, she had no idea just how grave her condition was. Later in the day she noticed discoloration and severe pain in her right leg. By that afternoon, Brenda entered the emergency room where her health continued to decline. Doctors [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

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