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Red Cross needs blood donations to help ensure a sufficient supply throughout the holidays


Mon, Nov 28th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

This November, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift – a blood donation – to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

The Red Cross encourages donors to start a new holiday tradition and bring family and friends together to donate blood or platelets. Donors of all blood types are needed to give this November to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. As a thank you for donating around the Thanksgiving holiday, all those who come to donate Nov. 24-28 will be invited to download a set of recipes from celebrity chefs.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.

Upcoming blood

donation opportunities

• Harmony, November 29: 1-7 p.m., Community Center, 225 Third Ave. SW.

• Lanesboro, November 30: 1-7 p.m., Community Hall, 202 Parkway.

• Rushford, November 28: 1-6 p.m., American Legion, 213 State Road 16.

Flu vaccine available

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Give yourself and your family the gift of health this winter by getting a flu shot. Fillmore County Public Health is offering flu vaccinations on November 23 from 1-4 p.m. at their office located at 902 Houston Street NW, Suite 2, Preston, Minn. ..... 
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Bloodmobile coming to Harmony on November 29

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Do ..... 
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Rushford flu shot clinic

Mon, Nov 14th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Healthcare providers recommend that infants over six months, children and adults, including women who are pregnant, get a flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated not only helps protect you from the flu, it helps protect those you come in contact with. Fl ..... 
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Give blood with the American Red Cross before the holiday season and help save lives

Mon, Oct 31st, 2016
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season. Many regular donors delay giving between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day because of holiday activities. This often causes a ..... 
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Health care accessibility up, affordability down

Mon, Oct 24th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

MNsure is “Minnesota’s one-stop health insurance market place.” Five percent of Minnesotans who are self-employed and other individuals not getting health insurance through their employer can get their health insurance through brokers, insurers ..... 
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Got drugs?

Mon, Oct 17th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

“Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. You could be a drug dealer and not even know it.” That’s the message the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department wants to share as they approach the DEA National Take-Back Initiativ ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 53 units

Mon, Oct 3rd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 27, 2016, succeeded in collecting 53 units of blood. There were 57 donors that presented and five first-time participants. Congratulations to these donors who reached the following milestones: Brian Brat ..... 
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Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations during National Preparedness Month

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, MN (Sept. 19, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Thro ..... 
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