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Bloodmobile American Red Cross blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors may…


American Red Cross blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors may give every 56 days and must bring some form of photo identification and a list of all current medications.

For more information about confirming blood drive information, donating blood or making an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit the Red Cross website at www.redcrossdonor.org. If you are interested in donating platelets, call 1-800-356-3339.

Aug. 24, Fellowship Bible Church, 16391 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Double Reds available.

Aug. 26, Troy Community House, 13950 Main Market St., Burton, 2:30-7:30 p.m.

Aug. 28, Burton Public Library, 14588 West Park St., Burton, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

2013 Immunization Clinics

The Geauga County General Health District offers childrens and adolescent immunization clinics. The Health District has always provided immunizations free of charge, but federal changes are coming. For now, it is still able to provide immunizations for children through the age of 18.

The following is a list of upcoming immunization clinics:

Troy, Aug. 28, Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

For more information, call the Geauga County General Health District at 440-279-1950.

Blood Pressure Screening

Lake Health will offer free blood pressure checks at the Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; and at the Middlefield Clinic located inside Wal-Mart Supercenter, 15050 Springdale Ave., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday.

Geauga WIC Program

The Geauga WIC Program is a nutrition education program for pregnant women and women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age 5 years. WIC provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and low cost infant car seats to those who are income eligible.

Call 440-279-1936 for details or visit www.geaugacountyhealth.org.

Help for Mental Illness

Geauga County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental illness.

NAMI Basics is a six-session course of education and support for parents of children with symptoms of mental health problems. The free class will meet six consecutive Mondays, beginning Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Middlefield Public Library, 16167 E. High St.

For more information and to register, email Linda Reed at lreed@namigeauga.org or call 440-286-6264.

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