Mayo offers chance to win “lifesaving adventure” prizes after blood donations

(ABC 6 News) – People who donate blood at the Rochester Mayo Clinic campus Aug. 15-31 can enter to win prizes, including a hot air balloon ride or sailboat cruise.

Dr. Justin Juskewitch with the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program called blood donation a “lifesaving adventure” — a sentiment echoed by the raffle prizes offered to donors in the latter half of August.

Donors can fill out raffle ballots at appointments this month for chances to win any of the following:

a hot air balloon ride for two; a chartered sailboat cruise for six; paddle board lessons; or a three-month membership to an indoor rock-climbing gym.

“We use upwards of one hundred blood products a day in caring for patients who need surgery who have experienced trauma and who are being treated in our emergency room and our operating rooms and for all the patients we see here who have cancer and being treated for their cancer,” said Dr. Juskewitch.

The Mayo Clinic blood donor centers are located in the Mayo Clinic Hilton Building (200 First St. SW, Rochester) and in the 41st Street Buildings (4115 W Frontage Road, Rochester).

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Call 507-284-4475 to schedule an appointment on weekdays.