Blood Donor Center opens in Northwest Rochester
The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program has opened a brand-new blood donation center in the 41st Street Professional Building in northwest Rochester. "The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program is thrilled to be opening a new blood donation site in northwest Rochester to make it easier for members of our community to come in to donate blood for others in need," says Justin Juskewitch, M.D., Ph.D., Transfusion Medicine.
Community members can call to schedule their blood donation appointments at the Northwest Blood Donor Center. The new collection site currently has 5 donor chairs to collect whole blood with the intention to expand to platelets and double red collections in the future. The Northwest Blood Donor Center will help to provide the approximately 50,000 transfused blood products that patients at Mayo Clinic Rochester require each year.
"Blood donation remains the most common way in which neighbors can help save lives,"says Dr. Juskewitch. "It takes an entire community to help provide the amount of blood that some of our neighbors need because of illness, surgery, or accidents."
To schedule your blood donation appointment at the Northwest Blood Donor Center or one of the other Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center locations, call 507-284-4475. Be sure to watch for more information by visiting the Blood Donor Program blog, the Minnesota Blood Donor Program website or our Facebook page.
Here's where and when you can donate:
- Hilton Building, First floor, downtown
Weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; until 7 p.m. every second Thursday of the month.
- Joseph Building M-86, Saint Marys Campus
Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Northwest Blood Donation Center
Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.