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Blood donors save Star Prairie man's life

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Star Prairie resident Steve Hanson knows just how important it is to have a stable blood supply available.

In September 2012, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer that develops in the bone marrow and quickly moves into the blood. He was immediately admitted to Regions Hospital where he received chemotherapy treatments and many blood and platelet transfusions during his 32-day stay.


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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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