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October 11, 2012

Blood Donations Help Keep Young Man Alive

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

“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 (Kansas), the Red Cross has […]

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Tags: 1234, 5335, Blood, Blood Donation, Blood Donor Center, brain tumor, Doug Frye, Red Cross

January 11, 2010

Blood Donor Center Young Volunteers

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

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 and newspapers, set up videotapes […]

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Tags: Blood Donation, Blood Donor Center, Blood Donors, Mayo Clinic

January 6, 2010

Blood Donation at Mayo Clinic

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

Every six minutes, a patient at Mayo Clinic receives a transfusion of blood or blood products. There‚Äôs 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 or other diseases and accident […]

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Tags: Blood, Blood Donation, Blood Donors, Mayo Clinic, Plasma, Platelets, Whole blood

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