United Blood Services Needs You

United Blood Services held a blood drive for all students at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. — Someone needs blood every three seconds in this country and United Blood Services is here to help save a life. They stopped by NDSU to hold a blood drive for anyone who wanted to donate. The UBS Blood Mobile was parked on the west side of the Memorial Union. For those who were donating regular whole blood…

From Blood Recipient to Blood Donor: The Vincent Ulstad Story

A life changing accident kept this avid blood donor from giving back for seven years

FARGO, N.D. — Donating blood was a regular part of his life. But after a major car accident, blood donations were needed to save him. The accident left Vincent Ulstad blind, forcing him to make several adjustments. But almost eight years later, he can make donating blood a regular part of his life again. “I have absolutely no memory of…

Sioux Falls Man Involved in Crash on I-29 Charged with Wife’s Murder

Irving Jumping Eagle showed up at a North Dakota Gas Station covered in blood and asked to use a bathroom to clean up. From Our Sister Station in Sioux Falls, KDLT Reporter Jill Johnson has more

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man wanted for questioning in the death of his wife, and who was spotted in North Dakota, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Irving Jumping Eagle, 43, was spotted in blood soaked clothes yesterday in Streeter. This morning, he crashed along I-29 about 90 miles north of Sioux Falls and was detained….

Person of Interest in Sioux Falls Homicide Last Seen in Streeter, ND

He was last seen at the gas station with blood on him and asking to use a bathroom to clean up

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A person of interest in a Sioux Falls homicide was last seen at a gas station near Streeter, North Dakota. Authorities say they are looking for 43-year-old Irving Duane Jumping Eagle. They say he was last seen at the gas station with blood on him and asking to use a bathroom to clean up. He…

Blood Platelet Donations in High Demand Across Valley

With blood transfusions in high demand locally, the need for platelets is constant

FARGO, N.D. — Blood platelet donors are in high demand across the Valley for patients undergoing surgeries, trauma and even cancer. Officials with United Blood Services said blood platelets only have a shelf life of about five days. They said with places like the Roger Maris Cancer Center, the demand is constant. It takes about five to ten blood platelet…

United Blood Services Sending Products to Community of Oroville

Water levels in the lake behind the city's dam have receded, but an evacuation order is still in place

  OROVILLE, Calif. — United Blood Services in the Dakotas Region is helping its sister center in Oroville, California. Some 200,000 people have been evacuated after officials feared a spillway at the country’s tallest dam was in danger of imminent failure. Water levels in the lake behind Oroville Dam have since receded, but the evacuation order remains in place. United…

Blood Donations Needed – Could You be a Donor?

United Blood Services is looking for new donors to help donate their blood

FARGO, N.D. — United Blood Services is asking you to consider donating, no matter what blood type you are, especially since we’re in the middle of flu season. UBS officials say they welcome blood donations of all types, but especially look for “O” negative because it is the universal blood type. They say many people might shy away from donating…

Health Matters: Detecting and Treating Blood Clots

Blood clots can be fatal if left untreated

Bloods clots can form for many different reasons and sometimes they can even go unnoticed. Blood clots can often be mistaken for something minor. The longer you wait to take care of it, the more dangerous they can become. Samantha Olson, who is from Wahpeton, was recovering from back surgery when something just wasn’t feeling right. “I wasn’t feeling real…

Blood Banks Affected by Winter Weather

The Bad Travel Conditions Are Hurting the Blood Supply at Local Blood Banks

Local blood banks say the winter weather is hurting their blood supply. The United Blood Services in Fargo say that they are 300 units behind their normal blood supply. Because the weather has an impact on travel, they have had to cancel blood drives and normal donors haven’t been able to come in and donate. The United Blood Services urge…

Winter Storms Cause Blood Shortage in North Dakota

United Blood Services is asking for your help to make up for the lowered blood supply

FARGO, N.D. United Blood Services is asking for your help over the next coming weeks. Officials with UBS say the holiday season mixed with the recent winter storm are causing supplies to run low at blood banks around the state. They say power outages also caused blood drives to be canceled. While they don’t want anyone to risk their lives…