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Red Cross calls on blood donors to help alleviate summer shortage


Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, as fewer donations than expected were given in the first half of summer. Every day donations come up short, less potentially lifesaving blood is available for patients in need.

Type O negative blood is universal and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to both Rh positive or negative patients. Blood products can be used for cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more.

Hospital patients are counting on generous volunteer donors to step up and give now to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available all summer long. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information and to make an appointment.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Fillmore County:

• Aug. 8 from 12-5 pm at Kingsland High School, 705 N. Section Ave. in Spring Valley, Minn.

• Aug. 14 from 2-7 pm at United Methodist Church, Old Territorial Road in Chatfield, 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.

Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 37 units

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 16, 2013, succeeded in collecting 37 units of blood. This number was achieved by several donors giving two units, as there were only 34 donors who presented, and two first-time participants. Congratulations t ..... 
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Need Help Paying for Medicare Premiums?

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Area seniors who are having difficulty meeting their monthly expenses may be eligible for assistance paying for their Medicare premiums, and in some cases, their co-pays as well. Medicare beneficiaries with household incomes of less than $1,313 per ..... 
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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donors Blood donations down about 10 percent in June

Tue, Jul 9th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 9, 2013) – The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of ..... 
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Winneshiek Medical Center expands Mabel Clinic

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Beginning Monday, July 1, Winneshiek Medical Center’s Mabel Clinic will have expanded hours. Mabel Clinic will be open daily from 7:30 am – 2 pm and offer same day appointments as well as convenient Walk-in Wellness lab testing. Medical directi ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on July 16

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typicall ..... 
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