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Register to be a hero on March 5

Get on the bone marrow registry list

Every four minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Many will need a bone marrow transplant to survive. About 70 percent of people in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family.

Register to become a donor on March 5 at:

• St. Cloud Hospital, 1406 Sixth Avenue North, (park in the North parking lot/ramp and enter at North lobby), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aspen Room in the Conference Center; and 

• St. Cloud Technical & Community College, 1540 Northway Drive, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Cloud Technical & Community College Commons.

All you need to provide is a cheek swab sample. You will be contacted if you are a possible match for a patient. There is no cost to participate. Candidates should be between the ages of 18 and 44.

If you are a match, the physician will decide what way to donate is best for the patient.


Women’s Choice Award: Meeker Memorial Hospital

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Selection of Meeker Memorial Hospital on list of “Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics” is based on women’s preferences, recommendation rating and clinical excellence.

Meeker Memorial Hospital has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.


How healthy is YOUR Watershed?

Open house: Thursday, March 7

Whether you have been a part of the Mississippi River-St. Cloud Watershed Project since its onset in 2009 or you are newly curious of work being done to protect and restore water resources in YOUR watershed, you should plan on attending this open house.