Did you know?

  • You can donate whole blood as frequently as every 84 days at the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minn.
  • Every blood donor is given a miniphysical, checking temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure it is safe to give blood.
  • Each whole blood donation may help as many as three people.
  • Approximately 80,000 units of blood products are transfused at Mayo Clinic in Rochester annually.
  • Whole blood donation only takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
  • We offer free parking for all donors in Mayo parking lots.
  • We offer childcare for whole blood donors during their donation.
  • We offer mobile blood drives for donor convenience throughout Rochester and Olmsted County.
  • On average, a hip replacement typically uses one unit of blood, a cardiac bypass two units, a heart transplant two units, and a liver transplant six units.
  • The blood you donate with the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program stays right here at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
  • Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people like you.
  • The need for blood increases during holidays and summer months. People are more apt to be traveling and active during these times and thus are at an increased risk for accidents.
  • The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program supplements its blood supply with blood products from the American Red Cross to help meet the needs of our patients and to prevent postponing surgeries.