The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can’t donate blood?
When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn’t show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. “Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
Minnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the bill lawmakers approved last week.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Amerti asked: Why do we associate red with romance? For centuries, red has meant danger, strength, courage and love. It’s always been considered a powerful color that stands out to represent things that are powerful to people. Carol Bruess, professor of family studies at the University of St. Thomas, says it all probably comes down to what’s in our veins. “The heart is the organ that pumps ‘red’ blood through our life system, the body,” Bruess said.
The Minnesota Department of Health has reached a settlement in a case over its practice of storing and using newborn blood samples without parental consent.
The American Red Cross is hosting a big blood drive Monday. Officials said they want to boost the supply before a lot of donors go out of town or get too busy over the holidays. The 12 Hours of Giving Holiday Blood Drive started at 7 a.m. Monday and goes until 7 p.m.
A jury found Jeffery Trevino guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his wife Kira Steger back on Oct. 2, and on Friday, photo evidence from the trial was released. From photos of blood on pillow cases and trunk liners, to surveillance images — here’s a gallery that gives an inside look into the trial.
As Minnesotans try to beat the heat, there’s also the danger of drinking too much water. If you drink too much within a certain time span, serious health problems could arise. It’s called hyponatremia.
Opponents of a federal ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men are demonstrating at a St. Paul blood bank. Organizer Zachary Fincher says about 20 to 40 men will try to donate blood at the Memorial Blood Centers’ St. Paul location Friday.
A 29-year-old man is accused of beating a Columbia store owner with the butt of his handgun, and leaving the victim covered in his own blood, according to authorities. Brandon Benjamin Broszko was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, according to a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County.
Eden Prairie police say a missing woman’s DNA was in a blood sample from a jacket found in the SUV of her ex-boyfriend.
We’ve all heard the plea to donate blood. But it’s not just humans who need it during an emergency or surgery.
Many people hit the gym to lose weight, but what they’re doing to drop pounds is changing. At Lifetime Fitness, some are now putting themselves through tests more likely to be found in a doctor’s office than a gym.