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October 8, 2010

Why am I a blood donor?

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Berit is a high school student in Byron, MN who became a blood donor “because it is an easy way to give back to the community and people, and anyone can do it as long as you are willing to put the time into it.” Berit initially created this video for a class, and she […]

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January 11, 2010

Blood Donor Center Young Volunteers

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

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

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 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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