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Eagle Cliff Campground to host first-time blood drive over Memorial Day weekend - Red Cross cooling towels and special T-shirts offered to all presenting donors


Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Eagle Cliff Campground is partnering with the American Red Cross to kick off the Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign by reminding eligible donors that their support is needed. On May 24 and 25, Eagle Cliff will host a blood drive to help ensure patients have the lifesaving blood products they need this summer. In appreciation, all presenting donors will receive a Red Cross cooling towel and special T-shirt, while supplies last.

“We are so excited to start the camping season off this year by hosting a Red Cross blood drive,” said Emily Spende, owner, Eagle Cliff Campground. “Making a blood donation with the Red Cross is an easy way to extend hope and help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients here in our community and across the nation.”

Eagle Cliff Campground blood donation opportunities:

•May 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eagle Cliff Campgrounds in Lanesboro

•May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eagle Cliff Campgrounds in Lanesboro

Vacations and summer activities often result in a decline in blood donations during the summer. In fact, during the months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. The trend is particularly noticeable around holidays like Memorial Day.

“100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” runs through September 1. All summer, the Red Cross will encourage at least two more donors to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive – above what is expected. Individuals can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to choose a day to donate and help sustain adequate supplies over the summer months.

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.

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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Blood donors give patients the chance to create a lifetime of hope

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With summer right around the corner, the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are needed. “Blood d ..... 
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Be inspired. Get connected. Walk MS.

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

By Marilyn Schreier MS walk will be held in Rochester at Soldiers Field Memorial on May 4, registration is from 10-11 a.m., participants have the opportunity to walk one or five miles route. Come and support family and friends who have this disease. ..... 
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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 h ..... 
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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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