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Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month


Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

January is National Blood Donor Month. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. If you haven't donated blood through the Red Cross, add another resolution to your list and become a regular donor.

"During National Blood Donor Month, I'd like to thank all of our dedicated blood donors," said Geoff Kaufmann, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services region. "Your donation is so much greater than a pint of blood - it is a gift of hope to a patient in need."

By donating blood regularly, you not only make a vital contribution to modern healthcare, but you can also help save a life. Make an appointment today and join the nearly 4 million Red Cross blood donors across the country dedicated to changing lives, one donation at a time.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

Fillmore County: Jan. 11, 2010, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm, United Methodist Church, Old Territorial Rd, Chatfield;

Goodhue County: Jan. 14, 2010, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 320 West Ave, Red Wing;

Winona County Jan. 12, 2010, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Central Lutheran Church, 259 W Wabasha; and

Winona Jan. 13, 2010, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave, Winona.

How to donate blood:

Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.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 .....
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Harmony blood drive collects 43 units

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 15 succeeded in collecting 43 units of blood despite the bitter cold weather. There were 46 donors that presented with five first-time participants. Congratulations to five donors who reached the following ..... 
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Highland Store is rooted in tradition and healthful foods

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

The clichéd "spot in the road" is the location of the Highland Store. One could readily whiz up County Road #10 and not notice it at all. Don't miss it though. It is well worth squealing the brakes to stop for breakfast or lunch.

The bu ..... 
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H1N1 vaccination appointments for small children

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health, located at 902 Houston Street NW in Preston, is offering H1N1 vaccination appointments at their main floor office for children aged 6 months to 4 years of age on:

• December 8, 2009, from 9 to 11 AM

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Influenza activity downgraded to local; deaths continue to be confirmed

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Minnesota Department of Health today announced that influenza activity in the state has been downgraded to "local," as reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The reclassification reflects the fact that influen ..... 
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Fillmore County to offer large H1N1 vaccination clinic

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health will be offering a mass H1N1 vaccination clinic for the priority groups listed below at Harmony Community Center located at 225 3rd Avenue SW in Harmony, MN, on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
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More Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Arrives in Fillmore County

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) will be offering a final round of seasonal influenza immunizations for anyone over the age of six months. These seasonal influenza clinics will be offered in four locations around the county during December. Dece ..... 
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H1N1 vaccinations come to R-P schools

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health is moving forward with the Minnesota Department of Health recommendation to start school vaccination clinics for children age five to nine years. It is anticipated that the vaccination process for this group of youth wi ..... 
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Health Talk & You

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

We've all heard the warnings that yo-yo dieting is hazardous to your health, but most of us look past these warnings and keep trying to lose weight anyway. Fortunately, yo-yo dieting, also known as diet cycling, may not be as bad as we once thought. ..... 
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