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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…


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.

May 4, St Helen’s Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Double Reds available.

May 5, Federated Church, 76 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, 2-7 p.m.

May 6, Geauga County Department of Aging, 12555 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

May 8, Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, 1-7 p.m. Double Reds available.

May 10, Joe’s Vinyl Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton, 1-8 p.m. Double Reds available.

Bras for a Cause

The third annual University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Bras For a Cause tea luncheon will take place May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room of the Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Motherhouse, 13000 Auburn Road in Chardon. The cancer awareness and fund-raising event is presented by the UH Geauga Medical Center Auxiliary.

The auxiliary will present its Bras For a Cause “Decorate a Bra Contest” to raise money for the hospital’s cancer programs; instill hope and support; and promote a sense of fun for the Geauga County community.

“Decorate a Bra Contest” entries must be submitted to the Auxiliary by May 2. Bras will be displayed and voted on at UH Geauga Medical Center May 516, and at the tea luncheon on May 17. Voting tickets can be purchased for $1 each or six for $5. The four top vote-getting bras will be announced at the luncheon.

In addition to the announced winners, the May 17 event will feature a fully catered lunch, bakery prepared by the auxiliary and a silent auction. Guest speakers and clinical experts from UH Geauga Medical Center will provide updates on the hospital’s cancer care services and offer messages of hope about breast cancer.

Tickets to attend the tea luncheon are $10. Space is limited. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.

To register to participate in the contest, to purchase tickets to the luncheon or to learn more about the auxiliary’s fund-raising efforts on behalf of UH Geauga Medical Center, call Karen Cico at 440-285-6271.

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, May 7, Geauga County Health District, 470 Center St., Building 8, 9-11:30 a.m.

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

Middlefield, May 14, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

Middlefield, May 21, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

Middlefield, May 15, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 3-6 p.m.

Newbury, May 28, Grace Evangelical Bible Church, 14951 Auburn Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

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

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