DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

February 13, 2014

HEALTH BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Blood drive planned in Derry

DERRY — The American Red Cross and Promises to Keep are teaming up to host a blood drive Feb. 18 from 1 to 6 p.m.

The drive will be held at Promises to Keep, 199 Rockingham Road.

There is a need for all types of blood, especially type O negative.

Refreshments will be provided by local businesses. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit redrossblood.org for information or to schedule an appointment.

Walk-ins are welcome. A blood donor card or valid ID is required to donated.

Diapers needed for benefit drive

Susan Ochoa (812-1100 or susanjochoa@gmail.com) and Danielle Hart (494-5722 or divadani@icloud.com) are spearheading a disposable diaper drive all month.

Donations will be distributed through The Upper Room.

Diapers are expensive, Ochoa said, and not covered by SNAP or WIC.

Drop off donations at the Century 21 office at 84 W. Broadway or Oasis Salon by Bea at 18 E. Broadway. All sizes of diapers are needed.

Check out Greater Derry Diaper Drive on Facebook.

Road to recovery needs more drivers

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers from New Hampshire communities to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.

Volunteers use their own vehicle and set their own schedule. Treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer driver for Road to Recovery, call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.