Swedish blood banks text donors when their blood is used – Vernon Morning Star

Happy Tuesday 22-02-2022! Hope you had a great Family Day long weekend!

Fun fact: In Sweden, blood banks inform blood donors by SMS when their blood is used for a patient.

The blood bank launched the initiative as a way to raise awareness that more blood donations were needed. “Above all, we believe it encourages our donors to come back to us and donate again,” said Karolina Blom Wilberg, communications manager at the Stockholm Blood Service.

On this day

In 1775, the first American stock company (to manufacture cloth) offered shares at 10 cents.

In 1825, Britain and Russia established the Canada-Alaska border.

In 1935, airplanes were no longer allowed to fly over the White House.

In 1968, rock band Genesis released their debut album, Silent Sun.

In 1980, “Miracle on Ice”, the United States beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in the Olympic semi-finals.

In 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed 161 people in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In 2018, the United States women’s hockey team won its first gold medal in 20 years, beating Canada 4-3 in a shootout.

In 2021, the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States exceeds 500,000 people. That’s more deaths in the United States than World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.


According to National Today, today is Be Humble Day, National Margarita Day, National Walking the Dog Day, Sweet Potato Day, World Sterilization Day and World Sterilization Day. thought.

Environment Canada weather forecasts

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In case you missed it

A West Kelowna senior assaulted in a park. Learn more here.

Smoke over the Wilden neighborhood of Kelowna. Learn more here.

Weekend sports recap in Kelowna. Learn more here.


College baseball and softball were back this weekend in the United States; how about this catch by Louisana State University (LSU) center fielder Ciara Briggs.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with former US President George Washington, actress Drew Barrymore (46), reality star Steve Irwin (would have been 60), actress Julia Walters ( 72), retired NBA star Julius Irving (72) and PGA golfer Vijay Singh (59).

have a nice day everyone!

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