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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 19, 2011

“New Year, New Skin, New Leg”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

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 at Mayo Clinic worked incessantly […]

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Tags: amputation, Amputee, Blood, Brenda, infection, leg, Mayo Clinic, new, recovery, skin, year

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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