Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The School Pride Challenge is on. Olmsted County high school students 16 or older are invited to keep their school spirit alive this summer by donating blood. Every six minutes, a patient at Mayo Clinic receives a transfusion of blood or blood products. Blood donors are truly lifesavers.
Challenge participants can donate at Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center's Hilton Building or Saint Marys Hospital locations, or at any of the mobile drives scheduled during the month of July. Teachers, friends and family members can also donate blood during July and earn extra participation points for their high schools. The high school with the highest percentage of participants in July will receive a traveling trophy during September to display for the rest of the school year. Students who gather a group of four to donate together can request transportation to and from the Hilton Building donor center.
For more information about donating blood or the School Pride Challenge, call 507-284-4475. Students who are 16 must bring a signed guardian/parental consent form to their donation appointment.
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