World Blood Donor Day: June 14

Celebrate World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday, June 14, by donating this life-saving gift and thanking blood donors who already give to the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center and other blood donation centers. World Blood Donor Day is a day to raise awareness and recognize those who give back by donating blood. As blood cannot be manufactured in a laboratory, patients in need can only receive blood donated by others.

“We are so thankful and proud of our donors who come in out of pure altruism,” says Justin Kreuter, M.D., Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center. “Without the continued support and blood donations from our community, employees, and family members of patients, those patients would not receive the blood they require. It is truly a gift.”

Donate in June
The need for blood donors is ongoing, so please consider donating during the month of June in honor of World Blood Donor Day. And remember to thank your fellow peers for their blood donations and support.

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

April Josselyn

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.