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May 23, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS

Be the Match is set for May 30

LONDONDERRY — There will be a Be the Match Registry bone marrow typing drive on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Saint Jude Parish Hall, 435 Mammoth Road.

Come meet donors who have donated to save a life. Meet 14-year-old Drew from Amherst, who received a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

This drive is sponsored by the Saint Jude Parish, Community Service Committee.

They will be typing potential donors from 18 to 44 years old.

For more information on donating, or if you are between 45 and 60 years old and would like to be typed, contact Jen St. Peter at (401) 248-5762 or marrow@ribc.org. For more information on this drive, contact Vinny Curro at 867-7472 or vincurro@comcast.net.

Blood drives scheduled throughout June

Three American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled in Londonderry and Derry next month.

The first is June 11 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mamoth Road.

That’s followed June 14 at St. Mark’s Church, 1 South Road in Londonderry. That drive also runs from 1 to 6 p.m.

Finally, on June 26, there will be a drive at Promises to Keep, 199 Rockingham Road in Derry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

In June, all donors will receive a coupon for a free day pass to a New Hampshire State Park.

Donors also can enter to win a complete family camping package from Eureka and free week of camping. Donate in June and you are also eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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