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Be a lifesaver this summer by donating blood through the American Red Cross


Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Blood donations often decline during the summer due to donors being on vacation or busy with summer activities, while the need for blood remains constant. Approximately every two seconds a patient needs a blood transfusion in the United States. This summer, the American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that no matter what your summer schedule has in store, you can be a lifesaver by donating blood.

"Donating blood is safe and easy. In the time it takes to give, you can help save patients' lives," said Geoff Kaufmann, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services region. "By donating blood early in the summer, you may be eligible to donate blood one or two more times, helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients during this critical time."

Whether you give blood at a community blood drive or at a donation center, you play a critical role in modern healthcare. Your blood is needed more than you think - make an appointment today to be a summer lifesaver, and donate again in 56 days.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

•June 22, 2010; 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Spring Valley-Spring Valley Community Center, 200 S Broadway, Spring Valley.

•June 23, 2010; 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm; St. Josephs Church, 105 N Mill St, Rushford.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) 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 permission 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

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation's blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. mil .....
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Life-threatening risk associated with cocaine contaminated with veterinary anti-parasitic drug

Mon, Jun 7th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health officials at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Poison Control System and Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) have identified three confirmed and two suspect cases of neutropenia associated with recent use of cocaine ..... 
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ECI Family Walk

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Fillmore County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) would like to invite you to attend the Fillmore County ECI Family Walk on June 13th at Bass Pond Parking Lot in Lanesboro. The walk is open to all families. Each family participating must have a m ..... 
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RINTek brings cyclists to region

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Rushford Institute of Nanotechnology (RINTek) is hosting an exhilarating new bike tour, Saturday, June 12th, in Rushford. In this inaugural year, organizers expect to have an estimated 50-100 registered participants in the event, designed for bicycl ..... 
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Be a lifesaver this summer by donating blood through the American Red Cross

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Blood donations often decline during the summer due to donors being on vacation or busy with summer activities, while the need for blood remains constant. Approximately every two seconds a patient needs a blood transfusion in the United States. This ..... 
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HHS Awards More Than $2.4 Million in Recovery Act Funds in Minnesota to Expand the Use of Health Information Technology

Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a $2,452,568 Million grant to an organization in Minnesota to help networks of health centers adopt electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT) systems. The funds are p ..... 
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Health care spending in Minnesota rose to $35 billion in 2008

Wed, Jun 2nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health care spending in Minnesota rose from $33 billion in 2007 to $35 billion in 2008, according to a new report by the Health Economics Program at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The report projects that health care spending in the state ..... 
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Co-ed softball in Preston

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Sally Gibson has gathered enough interest to form four co-ed softball teams playing at the Preston softball fields every Sunday starting at 6:00 p.m.

The league will begin regular double-headers on Sunday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. For more inform ..... 
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E. coli illnesses traced to raw milk from Gibbon dairy farm

Wed, May 26th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

State health officials have linked three cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness with raw milk from a dairy farm in Gibbon, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Health urges anyone who may have recently purchased milk from the Hartmann Dairy Farm, also known a ..... 
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