DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

May 9, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Join the bone marrow registry

LONDONDERRY — Register as a bone marrow donor Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salon Bogar, 25 Orchard View Drive.

They also will be holding a raffle and a bake sale to help benefit a local family. A friend of the salon’s, a hard-working single mother of one, has been battling lupus and lymphoma for years. This has left her out of work and in need of a possible transplant.

All it takes is a simple cheek swab to join the bone marrow registry.

Blood donors are needed every day

The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives during the month of May. 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 May, all donors will receive a coupon for a free quart of Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, redeemable at any Hannaford location in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Donors also can enter for a chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

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

On May 14, from 1 to 6 p.m., donate blood at the Londonderry Lions Hall at 256 Mammoth Road.

The Goddard School at 12 Tsienneto Road in Derry will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19.

Londonderry Lions Hall is the place to be May 25 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The hall is at 256 Mammoth Road.