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February 6, 2014

HEALTH BRIEFS

Londonderry Lions host blood drives

LONDONDERRY — The American Red Cross and Londonderry Lions Club are teaming up to host two blood drives at the Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road on Feb. 11 and 25 from 1 to 6 p.m.

In addition to the knowledge that your blood could help others, donors will also receive a buy on, get one free all-day adult ski pass good at participating ski resorts.

Throughout January, severe weather caused the cancellation of blood drives across the country and here in New England. As a result, the Red Cross is in urgent need of donors with type O, and especially type O negative blood. Type O negative blood is called the universal blood type because it can be transfused to any patient who needs blood regardless of their own blood type.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment today. Walk-ins are always welcome. A blood donor card or valid ID is necessary to donate.

Diaper drive is underway

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. More collection sites are coming. All sizes of diapers are needed.

Check out Greater Derry Diaper Drive on Facebook.

Parkland earns five-star coronary rating

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center recently announced it has been rated five stars and recognized for clinical excellence in coronary interventional procedures, according to Healthgrades, an independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. Parkland is the only hospital in New Hampshire to receive recognition from Healthgrades in this specialty in 2014.

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