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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer supply


Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer.

Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need for blood doesn’t decrease though – every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets. In fact, a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showed that nearly half knew someone who needed blood or they needed blood themselves.

“Donating blood helps save lives and can affect people you know and work alongside every day,” said Scott Nethery, whose 7-year-old daughter Audrey requires frequent transfusions. Audrey was born with Diamond Blackfan anemia, a rare condition where her body doesn’t make enough red blood cells. “I am so appreciative of the individuals whose blood is within my daughter at this very moment. Without blood, my little angel would not be with us today.”

Donors of all blood types are needed now. Schedule an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

• Chatfield: July 13, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 124 Winona E. St.

• Harmony: July 12, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Community Center, 225 Third Ave. SW

• Lanesboro: July 13, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Community Hall, 202 Parkway

Fitch upgrades Thrivent Financial to AA+ (Very Strong) rating with stable outlook

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 6, 2016 – Fitch Ratings has upgraded Thrivent Financial’s Insurer Financial Strength rating to AA+ (Very Strong), the second-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook. Fitch cited Thr ..... 
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8th Annual Rhubarb Run promises miles of smiles

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are invited to kick up their heels Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m. at Lanesboro’s family-friendly annual Rhubarb Run. Participants can choose either a 5K or a 1-mile fun run along the banks of the picturesque R ..... 
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Run From the Sun announces winning essays on skin cancer prevention

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Run from the Sun, a Mabel area skin cancer awareness event, recently held an essay contest. Two $600 scholarships were awarded to Connor Benson and Bryce Michels for their efforts. Skin cancer essay By Conner Benson Did you know the skin cance ..... 
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How to prepare for a good blood donation experience

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

MABEL, MN, May 2016 – Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a go ..... 
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Protecting your personal information

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Senior citizens often receive mail that asks for their personal information in exchange for details about life insurance, funeral expense benefits or supplemental Medicare benefits. Once seniors provide their information, they are sometimes flooded ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Recycling Education Coordinator This winter’s snow has disappeared, and the spring flowers have given us a beautiful show of color once again. With the disappearance of the blanket of white stuff, something ugly seems to have surfaced..... Litt ..... 
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Mabel Clinic relocates to Mabel City Hall during clinic renovation

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Winneshiek Medical Center kicked off renovating the Mabel Clinic on Friday, April 15. During the renovation, Mabel Clinic will provide care through a temporary clinic located in the Mabel City Hall. “We are very much committed to providing quality ..... 
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Semcac commemorates 50 years of helping people

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Semcac is a nonprofit, Community Action organization that was founded in 1966. Community Action Agencies were established under the Economic Opportunity Act to fight America’s “War on Poverty”. Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain inde ..... 
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