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Celebrate World Red Corss Day by donating blood


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL. Minn. — World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to support these humanitarian efforts by making an appointment to donate lifesaving blood this May. The need is constant, and all blood types are needed, especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative.

Each year, World Red Cross Day is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of Henry Dunant, who officially founded the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement nearly 100 years ago.

For more than 130 years, the Red Cross has been dedicated to helping people in communities large and small across the U.S. It is the only humanitarian services organization that provides blood services, serves as the emergency communication link between military personnel and their families, offers health and safety training and responds to disasters of all types and sizes.

Join the Red Cross family this month and make an appointment to give blood in honor of World Red Cross Day by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Fillmore County

• May 1 from 2-7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 124 E. Winona St. in Chatfield, Minn.

•May 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chatfield High School, 205 Union St. in Chatfield, 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-f .....
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Harmony bloodmobile exceeds goal by nine

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 1, 2014, succeeded in collecting 47 units of blood, exceeding its goal by nine. There were 48 presenting donors and one first-time participant. Congratulations to these donors who reached the following milest ..... 
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Teal ribbons

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In 2001, April was first observed nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the color teal was chosen as the official color in representing sexual violence awareness and prevention. In communities all over the United States, advocacy pr ..... 
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169,000 Minnesotans enroll in quality affordable health coverage during 2014 open enrollment

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure successfully enrolled 169,251 Minnesotans into comprehensive, affordable health insurance plans as of midnight on March 31, bringing the 2014 open enrollment period to a close, MNsure announced today. “More than 169,00 ..... 
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City of Rushford Village - Mayoral Proclamation In Observance of National Donate Life Month

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

Whereas April is considered National Donate Life Month; and Whereas Organ, eye and tissue donation is a gift which extends hope and healing to those in need; and Whereas Nearly 115,000 Americans and approximately 3,000 people in Minnesota are waiti ..... 
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Minnesotans who attempt to enroll via MNsure by March 31 eligible for extension

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. – MNsure announced new procedures that will help people get coverage and avoid a federal tax penalty even if their enrollment isn’t complete when the deadline expires on March 31. “It’s just like waiting in line to vote af ..... 
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Preparation is key to successful blood donation

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Mabel American Legion, Mabel on Monday, March 31 from 2-7 p.m. – Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few ..... 
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Reminder: Health coverage required by March 31 to avoid penalty

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The final deadline to enroll in health insurance inside or outside of MNsure is March 31 for coverage that begins May 1, 2014, and missing that deadline could mean paying a penalty. The penalty for 2014 is 1 percent of total hous ..... 
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Public Assistance Fraud Program producing staggering numbers

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In June of 2013, Social Service directors and the sheriffs from Goodhue, Winona, Fillmore, Houston and Wabasha got together to come up with a new plan for working welfare fraud cases in those counties. For the last 10 years, one civilian had been w ..... 
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