National Blood Donor Month

bag-of-donated-blood-16-x-9Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather, and illness. January, in particular, is a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations, so January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month to encourage donors to give blood in the New Year.

According to the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals, almost 40,000 units of blood are used daily in U.S. hospitals and emergency treatment facilities. At Mayo Clinic, your one donation may touch up to three patients’ lives. We hope that you will consider donating during National Blood Donor Month and throughout the year.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers three permanent donor sites. Click here for hours. Call the sites below or email to schedule an appointment. Or, visit a blood drive in your neighborhood. Walk-ins are also welcome.

  • Hilton Building
    (507) 284-4475
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
    (507) 255-4359
  • IBM Campus (for companies/employees located on this campus)
    (507) 253-7545 (for all businesses on IBM property).

Stay Connected with the Rochester Blood Donor Center

For up-to-date information about blood-product needs and other ways you can volunteer at the Blood Donor Center in Rochester, visit the Blood Donor Center blog, the Blood Donor Center website, and/or like the center on Facebook.

Gina Chiri-Osmond (@gmchiri)

Gina Chiri-Osmond

Gina Chiri-Osmond is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories.