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March 22, 2013

Health Beat: Red Cross blood drive Sunday

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Latitude Sports Club, 191 Elm St., Salisbury.

All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. In celebration of Red Cross Month, donors will receive a coupon for a griddle melt from IHOP.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS or log onto redcrossblood.org

Silent auction for Leukemia Society

The Newburyport High School Interact Club will host a silent auction to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society tonight.

The auction will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newburyport High School Library and is open to the public. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund research, and to provide financial assistance for patients and their families towards medical expenses. The evening will offer a variety of different raffles, as well as many items for auction from local Newburyport businesses and the Newburyport High School National Art Honors Society. There will be refreshments and live music.

To make an online contribution, visit http://ma.sy.llsevent.org/newburyporthighschool.

Banks collecting for Our Neighbors’ Table

Ten local banks and credit unions are teaming up this month to take food donations for Our Neighbors’ Table.

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Amesbury food pantry are being collected at: Bank of America (Newburyport), Citizens Bank (Stop & Shop, Amesbury), Eastern Bank (Newburyport), Institution for Savings (Newburyport), Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank (Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Newbury), The Provident Bank (Amesbury, Newburyport), RTN Federal Credit Union (Amesbury), Sovereign Bank (Newburyport), St. Jean’s Credit Union (Newburyport) and TD Bank (Amesbury, Newburyport).

Encore session starting at YWCA

The YWCA Greater Newburyport is accepting applications for the next session of its program, Encore (After breast cancer).

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