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Preparation is key to successful blood donation


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

Mabel American Legion, Mabel on Monday, March 31 from 2-7 p.m. – Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and to help ensure a good donation experience.

The Red Cross recommends:

•Getting a good night’s sleep.

•Eating a good breakfast or lunch.

•Drinking extra water and fluids to help replace the volume you will donate.

•Avoid caffeinated beverages.

•Eating iron-rich foods to boost your iron level.

“Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time,” said Bev Williams, Mabel Blood Drive Coordinator. “The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood each time they are eligible; every 56 days for whole blood donations and 112 days for double red cell donations.”

How to Donate Blood

Simply call Bev Williams at 507-493-5284 or 507-450-0992 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), 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 communication link between the U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

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Lucas John Westby

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lucas John Westby, age 29, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Mabel, Minn., died March 10, 2014 at the Hennepin County Medical Hospital. Lucas was born August 2, 1984 in Decorah, Iowa to John and Diane (Tollefson) Westby. He grew up in Mabel, was ..... 
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Elizabeth “Betty” A. Luzum

Tue, Feb 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” A. Luzum, 85, a long-time resident of Marion, Iowa, passed peacefully on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Remaining to honor her memory is her loving husband of 55 years, Kenneth; children, Craig (Linda) Luzum of Smyrna, Ga, Ste ..... 
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Ruth Allen

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Ruth Allen, age 92, of Mabel, Minn. died Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Ruth was born October 9, 1921 near Riceford, Minn. to Henry L. and Geneva R. (Bell) Hagen. She graduated from the Mabel High School i ..... 
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Lorene Sydel (Lageson) Sartell

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lorene Sydel (Lageson) Sartell died December 25, 2013 in Arizona just days away from 95 years. She was born January 8, 1918 to Anna and Albert Lageson in Mabel, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed in Mabel First Lutheran Church, Mabel. She attend ..... 
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Mabel-Canton’s Sumdog Math Competition participants win meet

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney and Mark Weidemann. Principal Jeff Nolte was also absent. The minutes from the January 21, 2014 board meeting were reviewed a ..... 
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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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Mabel City Council presented with standpipe project bids

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on February 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. Council members Susan Amunrud and Terry Torkelson were not present. Sean Welty and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering presented the council with the bids for the standpipe project. The last ..... 
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Dennis M. Corson

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dennis M. Corson, 66, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of the Hesper area died Saturday, February 1, at Sartori Hospital. He was born December 17, 1947, in Boone, Iowa the son of Ernest and Charlotte (Clink) Corson. He attended Mabel High School an ..... 
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