Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in need of O- blood

(ABC 6 News) – The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center has an urgent and immediate need for O- donations and is asking donors to schedule an appointment. 

As the holiday season wraps up, our O- blood supply has run low. With breaks from school and work, seasonal illness, bad weather, vacations and hectic holiday schedules, people have donated less frequently while our need for blood products has remained consistent.

Appointment times are available Thursday, Friday, and all throughout next week.  

With our scheduled appointments only guidelines in place – due to being mindful of safety and social distancing – we invite you to schedule your blood donation appointment by calling (507) 284-4475. We have many same-day appointments available if you are not able to schedule your donation in advance 

To schedule your blood donation appointment, call the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center 507-284-4475 today. Be sure to watch for more incentives by visiting the Blood Donor Program blog, the Minnesota Blood Donor Program website, or Facebook page.

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)