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Urgent need for blood in Rochester!

If you are reading this, you obviously aren't a zombie and you have some blood flowing through your veins.  And, I'm not sure how you feel about needles but that blood inside of you, especially if it is 0+, it is desperately needed in Rochester.  In fact, the need is so urgent, Mayo Clinic Blood Center sent this note to our office today asking for help:

The Mayo Clinic Blood Center is in need of life-saving blood product. They are calling for all well and healthy individuals to step up; roll up their sleeves and schedule a blood donation to help our community. After scheduling your appointment, please stop in to the Hilton Blood Donor Center in Downtown Rochester to donate blood. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (507) 284–4475 to schedule your appointment. Please find blood donor parking behind the Hilton building located in Lot #6. When you give, others live.


Blood donor at donation.
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How do you get on the schedule to give blood in Rochester?

The process to get signed up is super easy and the awesome staff at the Blood Donor Center make it painless (well, except for the poke).  Here's how you can sign up to give blood:

Give one of these two locations a phone call and make an appointment:

  • Hilton Building at 507-284-4475
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, 507-255-4359.
  • You can also become a blood donor on Facebook.
close up blood bag in laboratory medical concept.
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Who really benefits from the blood that I give?

There are so many patients that are receiving care in Rochester for so many different reasons.  Your blood could be reaching kids that are fighting cancer or even a celebrity that is getting care in our town.  The land of Mayo Clinic sees many celebrities that are kept top secret but if you scroll a little bit, you'll see a few that have been patients at Mayo Clinic.

Listen to Jessica Williams weekdays from 6 am until 10 am on the Y-105FM Early Morning Show with James and Jessica.

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