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A Double Blessing: The Mexican Red Cross Donation

A Double Blessing: The Mexican Red Cross Donation

As an international patient coordinator at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, I have had many opportunities to work with patients to ensure that they receive the best medical care and attention. Helping patients is our number one priority at the International Patients Center. Last year, we had a unique opportunity to [...]

Created by Susana Shephard

Fifty Years of Saving Lives

Fifty Years of Saving Lives

David Bakken's blood donation "career" had an inconspicuous start. Years ago, his young daughter needed eye surgery, and he donated blood as a way to help pay for the surgery. "At that time, they paid $25 for each donation," Bakken recently told KAAL-TV. But the thing is, Bakken didn't stop. He kept [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

Organ Donation is the Gift of Life

Nearly 100,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are on the national organ transplant waiting list awaiting a life saving transplant. About 100 new names are added to the list daily. On an average day, 77 people receive organ transplants in the U.S. But thousands more never get the [...]

Created by Paul Scotti