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Health Notes: Feb. 12, 2013

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:26 am

Blood drives set

PLATTSBURGH — There are many opportunities to give blood in February through the North Country Regional Blood Donor Program.

Here’s the schedule: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Mountain Lake Services, Port Henry; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Clinton County Government Center; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, West Chazy Fire Department; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Alice Hyde Medical Center; 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Mooers Fire Department; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Wilmington Fire Department, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, CVPH Medical Center Lab Conference Room; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Essex Fire Department; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS, Lewis; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Chateaugay Fire Department; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, AuSable Forks Ambulance Service.

The Blood Donor Center, 85 Plaza Blvd., is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in donors are encouraged. To learn how to host a drive, call 562-7406.

High Peaks Hospice to relocate

SARANAC LAKE — High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care will be relocating to its previous location in the Physicians and Surgeons Building behind Adirondack Medical Center in the near future.

The building that currently houses the office at 19 Church St. has been listed for sale with Say Real Estate.

“It has been a wonderful location for our visibility in the community and we have found that more people stop in to talk with us,” Margaret Brown, a registered nurse and Hospice care coordinator, said in a news release. “Our office has been at the Church Street location for almost two years and it is a lovely setting but we have found that it is not practical for the purpose of operating a clinical office. Our current office has no rooms where we can meet privately with patient families, bereavement groups or for other meetings that require privacy.

“It was a mutual decision to move back closer to Adirondack Medical Center and into our previous office, which was a more conducive working environment,” Brown said.

For questions, call 891-0606 or visit highpeaks

Blood drive to

benefit Red Cross

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh High School student is coordinating a blood drive to benefit the Red Cross from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday in the school gym.

Joshua LaBounty, a National Honor Society member, organized the drive as part of his community-service project.

Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments may be made by calling 561-7500. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact LaBounty at 572-1049.

Program to teach about renal disease

PLATTSBURGH — The H.K. Freedman Renal Center staff is offering a two-part educational program to those with renal disease and their loved ones in the center at CVPH Health Plaza.

The first session, “Kidney Basics and Treatments,” is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. The second part, “Nutrition and Adjustment,” is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Both programs are free. For more information or to register, call Joni-Jill Tobrocke at 566-7043.