Blood

American Heart Association Changes Parameters for High Blood Pressure

They say poor diet and lack of exercise are the main contributors to high blood pressure cases

  NATIONAL — The American Heart Association has put new parameters on what is considered high blood pressure and they say nearly 50 percent of Americans are suffering from the condition. Health officials say high blood pressure should be treated at 130 over 80 and that means not only do 46 percent of Americans suffer from high blood pressure, another…

Vein Drain Week at United Blood Services

Donors will be entered to win a night of fun at PuzzledFM's Museum of Terror Room

FARGO, ND — Halloween always gives people a scare but United Blood Services decided to incorporate the holiday into a donation event! They are encouraging people in the community to come out and donate blood now thru Halloween during “Vein Drain Week”. Donors will be entered to win a night of fun at PuzzledFM’s Museum of Terror Room. It is…

United Blood Services Gives a Harley to One Lucky Donor

The winner told us getting a motorcycles was not why he gave blood

FARGO, ND — A lucky blood donor rode home on a new motorcycle in Fargo this morning. John Lindestrom was the winner of United Blood Services’ Harley Davidson giveaway. Anyone who gave blood between June 1st and September 9th was entered in to win the bike. The donation center narrowed down the drawing to five donors. Lindestrom said winning the…

Concordia College Organizes Blood Drive for Las Vegas Victims

This was the first blood drive the Campus Events Commission held and they say they may host the event for two days next time

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students are trying to send as much blood as they can to Las Vegas. The Campus Events Commission holds at least one service event each month and had already planned to hold the blood drive before the shootings on Sunday. Concordia’s goal was to have 50 appointments scheduled throughout the day in order to raise…

United Blood Services Sending Blood Products to Las Vegas

In Vegas, the community is lining up outside donation centers to give back

FARGO, ND — One of Fargo’s blood donation centers has a station in Las Vegas. United Blood Services officials say they’ve sent more than 200 blood products to victims of the mass shooting. In Vegas, the community is lining up outside donation centers to give back. Caroline McGuire tells us there were enough blood donations to help the more than…

Detective at Center of Controversial Arrest of Nurse is Asking to Keep His Job

Payne's attorney argues while the detective could have handled things better, it should not end with his termination.

  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — It was the viral video that shocked the health care world. The detective at the center of the controversial arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to do a blood draw on an unconscious patient is begging to keep his job. Salt Lake City detective Jeff Payne has been on administrative leave since police…

Despite Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Sen. McCain Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

McCain's office says he will maintain a regular work schedule while continuing his treatment

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — It seems Senator John McCain is not letting brain cancer slow down his work in the government and for the country. McCain’s office says he will maintain a regular work schedule while continuing his treatment. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in July after having surgery for a blood clot. McCain, who is 81-years-old has undergone…

Viral Video of Utah Nurse Being Arrested Puts Detective Under Investigation

The altercation on July 26th was caught on police body cams, hospital surveillance and others on their phones at the scene

  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A Salt Lake City police detective was placed on administrative leave after he arrested a nurse who refused to do a blood draw on a patient in the hospital. Police Chief Mike Brown said in a statement that the department is cooperating with an internal affairs investigation into Detective Jeff Payne and prosecutors are…

“This is Our Baby. This is Our Family”: Read Charges Brought Against Couple in Greywind Case

Read the Charges of the two suspects in the Savanna Greywind Murder Case

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The couple at the center of the Greywind case has been formally charged. Brooke Crews, 38, of Fargo, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and giving false information. William Hoehn, 32, of Fargo, is also charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and giving false information. Court documents…

United Blood Services Misses Donation Goal

"Save Our Summer" Blood Drive Still Brought In Hundreds of Donors

FARGO, N.D. — United Blood Services fell short of its goal at its “Save Our Summer” blood drive, but they still had a pretty good turnout. They had hoped to attract 800 donors at West Acres Mall this week during the 4-day blood drive. UBS had 516 people volunteer to donate blood. Of that total, 415 were able to donate…