Health
July 15, 2021 by Staff Report

The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets...

Bloodmobile

The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now. All who come to give through July 31 will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card via email and will also receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year.

Donation appointments may be made by downloading the free Blood Donor app, visitingRedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

July 17, Brite Day Community Center, 11777 Mayfield Road, Chardon, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 22, Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St., Auburn Township, 2-7 p.m.

July 25, St. Helen’s Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 31, Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Road, Parkman Township, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aug. 4, Munson Town Hall, 12210 Auburn Road, Munson Township, 12-6 p.m.

Family First Council

July 19, 1:30 p.m.

Geauga Family First Council will meet via Zoom. Links are available via the council’s website: www.geaugaffc.org. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, call 440-285-1201.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The skills-based training program is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, peers and health and human service workers how to help adolescents ages 12-18 who are experiencing mental health or substance use challenge.

The virtual learning experience takes place in two parts. Prior to July 21, all participants need to complete a two-hour, self-paced online class. The July 21 class will be an instructor-led video conference with breaks included. Cost is $30 per person.

For more information or to register by July 16, call 440-286-6264 or email admin@namigeauga.org.