Mayo: Urgent need for O- blood types

(ABC 6 News) – The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center is still in urgent and immediate need for O- donations.

Even though the community has responded, our patients’ needs continued to remain high, with up to a 25% increase in daily usage throughout the last week.

Although a surge in blood product demand is typically associated with trauma, blood products are used for the day-to-day care of patients. Life-saving blood product is needed by our patients undergoing surgeries or treatment for medical problems, such as cancer, bleeding disorders, liver damage, burns, and severe bacterial infections.

Anyone from the community (16 years of age or older) who is willing to donate is encouraged to do so.

If you have O- blood, we urge you to call 507-284-4475 to schedule a donation appointment. If you do not know your blood type, set up an appointment to donate and we will tell you your blood type on your second donation appointment.

There are two donation sites:

Mayo Clinic
Hilton Building, First Floor
210 2nd St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(open weekdays 6am-4:30pm)

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
Joseph Building, Main Floor, Room M-86
1216 Second St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(open weekdays 8am-3pm)