WASHINGTON D.C. – January 2018 — The American Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now to help address a winter blood donation shortage.
Platelet and type O negative and B negative blood donations – in particular – are critically needed right now.
Severe winter weather with snow storms and frigid temperatures has had a tremendous impact on blood donations. More than 150 blood drives have already been cancelled this year causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. Further adding to the diminishing supply, hectic holiday schedules, winter weather and an active cold and flu season collectively contributed to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in November and December.
“Last week’s massive winter storm had a significant impact on our blood supply with blood drives cancelled from South Carolina to Maine,” said Chris Hrouda, president, Red Cross Blood Services. “The Red Cross is doing everything we can to ensure blood products are available for hospital patients during these difficult winter months, but we need help from our regular donors – as well as those who are willing to donate for the first time – to give as soon as possible.”
January is National Blood Donor Month – one of the most challenging times of year to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. The Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply, and currently Red Cross blood products are being distributed to hospitals as fast as donations come in...
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Locally, in the Green Bay area, several blood drive locations are available and the Red Cross is hoping you will make an appointment to help meet this urgent need: Please Click Here.
Be The Light Walk returns to Green Bay on September 16, 2017!
This family-friendly event lights up the night to reduce stigma and prevent suicide. Learn more about organizations and agencies around Northeast Wisconsin who are actively working toward this goal in prevention, intervention and postvention at our Resource Fair.
You will also get to hear from renowned author and speaker, Dr. Thomas Joiner.
Dr. Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., grew up in Georgia, went to college at Princeton, and received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Distinguished Research Professor and The Bright-Burton Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions.
Author of over 385 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner was recently awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Shneidman Award for excellence in suicide research from the American Association of Suicidology, and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions from the American Psychological Association, as well as research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various foundations.
The night will conclude with a picturesque 1-mile candlelight walk through Downtown Green Bay.
Schedule (subject to change)
6:00 PM Registration opens
6:00-7:25 PM Survivor Connection & Resource Fair at KI Convention Center
7:30 PM Keynote Speakers
8:45 PM Candlelight Walk & Memorial Lantern Glow
9:30 PM Meet & Greet with Dr. Joiner at City Deck
Food, Ramp Parking & Lodging available within walking distance of KI Convention Center.
To Register, Please Click Here: https://events.racepartner.com/BeTheLightWalk/
Proceeds from the Be the Light Walk support suicide awareness & prevention efforts in Brown County, Wisconsin including QPR training and other outreach programs for youth and adults.
The Non-Partisan Spring General Election in Wisconsin is net Tuesday, April 4th.
The Brown County Clerk's Office manages all Federal, State, County, and local Elections held within the county's boundaries.
Statewide and within Brown County, all voters will choose a Superintendent of Public Instruction and a Justice of the Supreme Court.
The candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction are Tony Evers and Lowell E. Holtz, while Annette Ziegler is unopposed in her bid for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Depending on where you live -- Green Bay, Allouez, De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Howard, Suamico, etc. -- you may also be choosing between candidates for various municipal, judicial, and school board positions, as well as making decisions on various school district referenda.
To view the Sample Ballot appropriate to your registered voting address, Please Click Here
Remember, Voting is a Freedom and a Responsibility -- both of which need exercise!
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Next Tuesday, April 7th, is Election Day in Brown County, and it's very important for all registered voters to get to the polls to cast their votes.
The results of this month's election will have a great impact on our local community. We will be deciding who fills some very important positions, such as:
CLICK HERE to view the offices you will be voting for in your area.
Besides electing government leaders, voters in Brown County will be answering some very important questions, such as:
Every vote counts .... Make your vote count next Tuesday, April 7th!