July 2, 2013

Health Notes: July 2, 2013

Regional blood drives planned in July

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Blood Donor program, partnering with many community-minded business and organizations, is conducting several blood drives in July. Blood and blood products collected at these drives stay in the North Country to help residents in Clinton, Franklin, Essex and St. Lawrence counties. Here is the upcoming schedule:

▶ Monday July 8, Garvey Hyundai 1 to 5 p.m.; and Mountain Lake Academy, Noon to 4 p.m.

▶ Tuesday July 9, Altona Fire Department Auxiliary, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Morrisonville Ambulance Service, 4 to 7 p.m.

▶ Wednesday July 10, Adirondack Medical Center, Noon to 5 p.m. 

▶ Thursday July 11, American Management Association, Saranac Lake, Noon to 3 p.m.; and Black Brook Town Hall, 3 to 7 p.m.

▶ Friday July 12, Curtis Lumber Plattsburgh, 8 to 11 a.m.

▶ Monday July 15, Keeseville Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.; and Twin State Voice Data and Video, 8 to 11 a.m.

▶ Tuesday July 16, NYS DEC in Ray Brook, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Wadhams Community Church, 3 to 7 p.m.

▶ Wednesday July 17, Massena Memorial Hospital, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

▶ Thursday July 18, Wilmington Fire Department, 3 to 7 p.m.

▶ Tuesday July 23, Essex County Public Safety Building, 3 to 7 p.m.; and Bangor Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.

▶ Monday July 29, Chazy Fire Department 4 to 7 p.m.

▶ Tuesday July 30, Country Malt, Lawrence Paquette Drive, Champlain, 9 a.m. to Noon; and Malone Call Firemen, 4 to 7 p.m.

▶ Wednesday July 31, Plattsburgh Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The North Country Blood Donor Center, a program of CVPH Medical Center, is located in the CVPH Health Plaza. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. It will be closed July 4 for the holiday. For more information about sponsoring a drive or becoming a blood donor call 562-7406 or go online at To learn more about the bone marrow registry, or email

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