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Not a Blood Donor? Mayo Clinic Expert Addresses 6 Fears That Stop People from Giving

As few as 3 percent of people eligible to give do; unfounded phobias, anxiety typical reasons why ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 10, 2013 — As few as 3 percent of Americans eligible to donate blood do, and fear and anxiety are common reasons why many decline to give. U.S. hospitals are always in need of new donors; [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

TUESDAY Q & A: Hospitals always in need of new blood donors

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently received a call from a local blood donation center asking if I’d be willing to donate. I’d like to help, but I’ve never donated before and I’m nervous about it. I’m not a fan of needles, and I’m afraid I might faint. Also, is there really that big [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center Holds High School Competition This Month

ROCHESTER, Minn. - July 12, 2012.  The School Pride Challenge is on. Olmsted County high school students 16 and older are invited to keep their school spirit alive this summer by donating blood. Every six minutes, a patient at Mayo Clinic receives a transfusion of blood or blood products. By [...]

Created by Kelley Luckstein