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Celebrate National Volunteer Month by donating blood and helping to save lives


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

Potentially lifesaving blood donations can only come from generous volunteers. This April, during National Volunteer Month, the American Red Cross invites eligible donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and help meet the constant need for donated blood.

Approximately 5,600 times a day someone receives blood donated through the Red Cross. While all types are needed, donors with type O positive or negative, B negative and A negative are especially encouraged to give.

Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Blood

Donation Opportunities

Fillmore County:

• April 1 from 1-7 p.m. at Community Center, 225 Third Ave. SW in Harmony, Minn.

Houston County:

• April 14 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Four Seasons Community Center, 900 N. Kingston St. in Caledonia, Minn.

•April 15 from 1-7 p.m. at Fest Building, 110 N. Division in Spring Grove, 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.

Celebrate Red Cross Month by getting involved

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to make a difference in their communities by giving blood, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation. Those supporters enable the Red Cross to cont ..... 
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MNsure tops 113,000 enrollees

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST.PAUL, Minn.—MNsure announced more than 113,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage through the state’s new health insurance marketplace. “More and more Minnesotans continue to secure health ins ..... 
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New MNsure ad highlights March 31 deadline to enroll

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure announced today an addition to their television campaign that highlights the March 31 deadline to enroll in a qualified health plan. More than 115,000 Minnesotans have enrolled through MNsure to find comprehensive, afforda ..... 
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Eastern two-thirds of Minnesota placed under air pollution health alert

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

St. Paul, Minn.-- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has upgraded the severity and geographic range of the air pollution health advisory issued yesterday. The agency has now placed the eastern two-thirds of Minnesota under an air pollution ..... 
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Free women’s health seminar to be held at Mabel Community Center

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

As a woman, are you searching for more information about your unique health care needs? Are you interested in improving your quality of life in the new year? To learn more about specific women’s health issues and solutions, plan to attend the free ..... 
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Fillmore-Houston Community Health Service receives UCare Fund Grant

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

MINNEAPOLIS – UCare’s UCare Fund awarded a $25,000 grant in late 2013 to Fillmore-Houston Community Health Service in Caledonia, Minn. to support a program working to reduce obesity among youth in Fillmore and Houston counties. The Health Servic ..... 
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Care to help older Minnesotans?

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Share your expertise by assisting older Minnesotans make informed decisions about health insurance and community resource options. Volunteers are being sought to provide non-biased information and help in completing forms for health care, prescripti ..... 
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CranioSacral Therapy available in Fillmore County

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Anyone who suffers from constant or reoccurring ailments will tell you that they would do just about anything to find relief. Helen Sutter of Lanesboro, Minn. understands that feeling and is here to help. In a 1992 roll-over accident that took th ..... 
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