The Season of Giving

5251d3cc49-bdc-givingThe Rochester Alternative Learning Center (RALC) and the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center joined forces last week to meet the needs of patients and families alike. The RALC hosted its second annual blood drive to support patients who need blood products during this busy time of the year. As a thank you, the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center brought presents for the student donors at RALC as “holiday gifts.”

“It’s really great to see young people actively engaged in blood donation,” said Kim Schmidt, Blood Donation Recruiter at Mayo Clinic. “Giving back to those who give blood for our patients is the least we can do to brighten their holiday spirits.”

How to Donate

For more information about donating blood in Olmsted County in Rochester, Minnesota, call (507) 284-4475 or email For more information about the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center, visit the Blood Donor Center blog, the Blood Donor Center website, or like the center on Facebook.



April Josselyn is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.