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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.

May 27, Middlefield Fire Department, 14860 N. State St., Middlefield, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

June 4, Burton Public Library, 14588 West Park St., Burton, 2-6 p.m. Double Reds available.

June 5, Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North St., Chardon, 1-7 p.m. Double Reds available.

Family First Council

Geauga Family First Council will meet at 2:30 p.m. May 19 at Geauga County Job & Family Services building, 12480 Ravenna Road, Chardon. For more information, call Nancy Seelbach, Geauga Family First Council coordinator, at 440-285-1201.

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.

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:

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

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

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.

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