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2010-01-28 11:58:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeff Naughtin, an executive with Minneapolis-based Campbell Mithun, has been named Event Chair for this year's What's Your Type? fundraiser to benefit Memorial Blood Centers, Minnesota's only nonprofit organization to supply life-saving blood and blood components to area hospital partners. "Memorial Blood Centers is honored to have Jeff Naughtin on board to head this annual benefit that is so critical to our organization's mission,"...

2010-01-16 09:19:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today announced that it has joined forces to partner in a local earthquake relief effort called Million for Haiti. Initiated by Ashish Gadnis, Managing Partner and CEO of Twin Cities-based Forward Hindsight, Inc., the goal of this effort is to collect 1 million packages containing basic personal items and small food stuffs to be shipped and distributed to survivors in desperate need in Haiti. "Memorial Blood...

2009-12-30 10:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers is pleased to have been selected as the blood supplier for the new Maple Grove Hospital serving the northwest metro communities. "Memorial Blood Centers has been a community resource for more than 60 years, and we are proud to continue our tradition of forging community partnerships through our relationship with the Maple Grove Hospital," said Judy Petersen, Vice President of Operations for Memorial Blood Centers....

2009-12-18 12:22:00

DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers is pleased to have the opportunity to showcase its newest bloodmobile next Tuesday morning, December 22, 2009 at the City of Duluth Employees Blood Drive. Following the conclusion of the blood drive at City Hall, there will be an open house at Memorial Blood Centers in Duluth from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. "This state-of-the-art vehicle replaces an aging and unreliable bloodmobile and will allow Memorial Blood Centers to...

2009-12-10 13:54:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's independent community blood center, Memorial Blood Centers, will host their 6th annual blood drive event with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, December 15. The blood drive, taking place at the St. Paul Donor Center (I-94 and Hwy. 280), will feature Linebacker Chad Greenway along with other players and cheerleaders scheduled to arrive around 2 PM. All presenting donors will be eligible to enter a drawing for Vikings jerseys...

2009-11-12 15:29:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today addressed recent concerns about the potential effect of H1N1 on the local blood supply and detailed the steps the organization continues to take to meet the needs of its 30 area hospital partners for a safe and ample supply of blood and blood products. "A great deal is being written about the H1N1 virus and recent concerns have been raised regarding the virus's potential impact on our country's blood supply,"...

2009-11-10 13:32:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today announced the details of its annual partnership program with Second Harvest Heartland, designed to restock the life-saving blood supplies at local hospitals while helping to fill area food shelves as well. For every pint of blood donated between November 11, 2009 and January 11, 2010, Twin Cities-based Memorial Blood Centers will donate one pound of food to Second Harvest Heartland. "We are creating a 'New...

2009-10-06 13:46:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today outlined steps the organization is taking to stay prepared for the spread of the H1N1 virus and to ensure a safe experience for blood donors and an ample blood supply for our communities. "As the H1N1 virus continues to spread, Memorial Blood Centers is taking every precaution to mitigate the potential impact of the pandemic on our staff, the generous volunteers who donate blood, and the patients in need...

2009-09-25 12:19:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers celebrates the success of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE) project recently completed for the Huber family of Douglas County, Wisconsin. As a Designated Charity for this event, Memorial Blood Centers also honors the nearly 350 Extreme volunteers who rolled up their sleeves to give the gift of life to someone in need. EMHE, the Emmy Award-winning reality TV series, begins its seventh season on Sunday...

2009-09-10 15:29:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for blood is constant, with someone in our community requiring blood from a generous donor every two seconds. But right now, Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of certain blood types to meet the needs of our 30 local hospital partners operating in the Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities we serve. Due to existing patient needs and Standard Operating Procedures...


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