Howard County health briefs

Blood donations

The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations. Eligible donors can call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123.


Red Cross blood drive: Emmanuel United Methodist Church will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Sept. 18, 10755 Scaggsville Road, Laurel. Information or to schedule an appointment call 1-800-272-2123 or visit Use sponsor code 13952.

Spiritual reflections: Bon Secours Spiritual Center will offer spiritual enrichment programs at 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. Information: Registration: 410-442-1320.

Health education programs: Howard County General Hospital will offer the following programs. Unless noted, all programs will be held at the Medical Pavilion, Suite 100, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. Registration and information: 410-740-7601 or

Pre-diabetes. What is it and what can you do about it, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. Cost $15.

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