Father, Daughter Share Special Bond through Blood Donation

Even through ups and downs, Mick and Roberta Pytlick are still passionate about giving blood

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Blood is the glue that binds families together, but back in 1997, it was blood that sparked a tradition that would keep Mick Pytlik’s family tighter and stronger. “My great aunt had an aneurysm, an abdominal aneurysm, that ruptured. She was like another grandma to us, and I was sitting in the hospital with her, they kept hanging…

Holiday Blood Drive: One West Fargo Couple’s Story About Giving and Receiving

As a constant supporter and right hand, Tim decided he has more than enough blood and platelets to help others

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Medical experts say blood donations are in higher demand during the holiday season and one man is doing his part to make a difference. Donating blood two to three times a year was routine for Tim Mehl. “But in 2013 it became more personal…we spent a lot of time in the hospital befriending people that had…

Sanford Employees Spread Holiday Cheer By Donating Blood

Vitalant ran the annual blood drive

FARGO, N.D. —¬†With the holiday season in full swing, Sanford Health employees are giving back by donating blood during the KVRR and Vitalant Holiday Blood Drive. Several nurses and staff members lined up to support others needing blood across the metro. Bonnie Olson, a nurse at the new Sanford Medical Center, says giving blood falls right in line with her…

United Blood Service’s Annual Blood Drive Kicks Off

They say there's more demand for blood in the summer

FARGO, N.D. — United Blood Service’s annual blood drive started on Tuesday at the West Acres Mall. Steve Wurzer, a regular blood donor, says he thought he was too busy but changed his mind. “It was like, ‘I don’t have time to do that, but I should do that’… And before I knew it, I was turning into West Acres…

West Fargo Woman Wanted For Drowning Her Newborn

Ginny Lubitz faces two felony counts of murder and attempted murder

Ginny Lubitz (undated mugshot)WEST FARGO, N.D. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn baby. Ginny Lubitz faces two felony counts of murder and attempted murder. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his death. It happened…

United Blood Services Asking For New Blood Donors

United Blood Services is looking for new donors. Katie Bartelson, the Senior Donor Recruitment Representative for United Blood Services stopped by KVRR Local News Monday morning to talk about the growing need for blood donations and how people can donate. Categories: Community, Health, Morning – In The Studio Tags: Blood, blood donor, Donation, donor, united blood services

Shoveling Snow: Know Your Risks

When you are shoveling, go slow, dress in layers and over your mouth, head and neck from the cold weather

NATIONAL — When it comes to shoveling snow, it’s important to remember there is a right way and a potentially harmful way. Doctors say shoveling snow causes significant strain on the body and if you have not been physically active throughout the year, it can put you at risk for many conditions. The activity can cause an increase in blood…

United Blood Services: We Need Your Help

United Blood Services takes appointments but also welcomes walk-ins

FARGO, ND — During the holiday season, there is a 40 percent decrease in the amount of people donating blood. The cold weather is making those numbers even lower. United Blood Services is asking for the community to help by spending an hour of their time to donate blood. During bad weather, more trauma accidents seem to happen and there’s…

MSUM Dance Marathon Hosts Holiday Blood Drive

A blood drive was hosted by MSUM Dance Marathon and United Blood Services

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at MSUM are helping save lives this holiday season by donating blood. A blood drive was hosted by MSUM Dance Marathon and United Blood Services. UBS hosts blood drives throughout the community nearly every day to keep up with the supply needed for the 70 hospitals in the area that they support. During the holidays, UBS…

United Blood Services Asking for Blood Donations

They are challenging people to help make up for the large decrease in donations

  NATIONAL — This is a busy time of year with Thanksgiving and the start of holiday shopping. That is why United Blood Services says donations drop by 40 percent during the holiday season. They are challenging people to help make up for the large decrease in donations. UBS strives to keep a five day supply of blood type on…