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American Red Cross encourages blood donations


Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors who come out to donate blood August 30 through September 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

•Aug. 21 from 1 - 7 p.m. at Community Center, 200 S. Broadway in Spring Valley, Minn.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American

Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Nominees being accepted for Paula J. Tower Memorial Award

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse is currently accepting nominations for the annual Paula J. Tower Memorial Award. This award was established to honor Paula Tower’s legacy and to remember the diff ..... 
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Western Days Stampede registration opens

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

Registration is now open for the 20th running of the Chatfield Western Days Stampede. Online registration is available at stampede.zapevent.com. The race will once again offer four-person team competition in addition to individual competition. Dis ..... 
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Second annual Mud/Trail Run hosted by Live Well Winona

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

If you are looking for your next challenge and really don’t mind getting a little dirty, this course is for you. Registration is now open for the “individual wave” of the mud/trail run. This event takes place on September 6 at 10:30 a.m. ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 35 units

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 15, 2014, succeeded in collecting 35 units of blood. This number was achieved by two donors giving two units, as there were only 34 donors who presented, and two first-time participants. Congratulations to the ..... 
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The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross bloo ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awarded grant through the Blue Cross Foundation

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

OWATONNA, Minn. - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) received a $100,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help more children be better prepared for kindergarten in Martin, Faribault, Fillmore and Hous ..... 
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A quarter million Minnesotans enrolled through MNsure Total enrollment now stands at 251,592

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn.— MNsure announced more than a quarter of a million Minnesotans are now enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace. To date, 251,592 Minnesotans have enrolled through ..... 
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Report finds low health care spending growth in 2012 Third lowest rate of increase since mid-1990s

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Health care spending in Minnesota increased by 4 percent to $39.8 billion from 2011 to 2012, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The report includes the most recent Minnesota spending data and looks at ..... 
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