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

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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.

The Northern Ohio Blood Services Region currently has an urgent need for blood donors. All types are needed, specifically Type O Negative.

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.

• March 28, Cardinal High School, 14785 Thompson Ave., Middlefield, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Double Reds available.

• March 31, Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon, 1-6 p.m. Double Reds available.

• April 3, Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North St., Chardon, 1-7 p.m. Double Reds available.

Blood Pressure Screenings

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.

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.

2014 Immunization Clinics

The Geauga County General Health District offers walk-in immunization clinics for children and adolescents through the age of 18.

Due to federal legislation, vaccines can no longer be offered free to anyone who has health insurance coverage, including Medicaid. Residents must present an immunization record as well as a current insurance card.

The following is a list of upcoming immunization clinics:

• Chardon, April 2, Geauga County Health District, 470 Center St., Building 8, 9-11:30 a.m.

• Chardon, April 10, Geauga County Health District, 470 Center St., Building 8, 3-6 p.m.

• Middlefield, April 9, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

• Middlefield, April 16, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

• Middlefield, April 17, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 3-6 p.m.

• Troy, April 23, 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.

Help for Mental Illness

Geauga County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental illness. Family-to-Family is a free educational course for family members, friends and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness.

The class will meet on Saturdays, beginning April 5, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., for 12 weeks at the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, 13244 Ravenna Road, Chardon.

For more information on the local NAMI?meeting, visit www.namigeauga.org or email Linda Reed at lreed@namigeauga.org.

Peaceful Parenting

The Ohio State University Extension in Geauga County offers parenting classes to address every day dilemmas and strategies for peacefully raising children.

Peaceful Parenting, a three-part class for parents of children 0-17 years of age, will be presented by Terri Worthington, family life educator for Ohio State University Extension, May 27 and June 3 and 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the OSU office in Chardon, 470 Center St., Building 6-B.

Cost is $35 per person.

To register, call the OSU Extension office at 440-834-4656 during regular business hours.

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