Despite concentrated efforts to recruit more blood and platelet donors, the Red Cross is taking the next step to increase awareness of the need for these donors by offering a summer sweepstakes with a grand prize being a 105 th Anniversary Edition Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom from Napoleon Harley Davidson.
Yes, the American Red Cross and Napoleon Harley-Davidson are “ Out for Blood. ” Anyone who donates at a participating Red Cross blood drive thru Sept. 28 can enter to win a 105 th Anniversary Edition of the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
One-hundred and five lucky finalists will be randomly selected and invited to Napoleon Harley-Davidson for the sweepstakes drawing Oct. 4. One of those finalists will win this powerful dream bike.
The campaign is open to anyone who donates blood in the Western Lake Erie Region and is at least 18 years of age. Complete rules for the sweepstakes can be found at givebloodtoday.org.
All those who are eligible to donate both blood and platelets are urged to do so as soon as possible. To donate blood you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and provide a valid photo ID upon donation. For information on blood drives call the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
Locally, a blood drive will be held July 17 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 Wynn Rd., Oregon.
Red Cross trainings
Be prepared for summer emergencies by learning how to save a life. The American Red Cross is offering a variety of trainings in July including:
Adult CPR – July 21 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Infant/Child CPR – July 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.
First Aid Basics – July 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class size is limited. Call 419-734-1100 or e-mail
Psychic health fair
A psychic health fair will be held July 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fremont Inn, 3422 N SR 53, Fremont.
The fair will feature psychics, mediums, card readers, an intuitive artist, chair massages, reflexology and assorted vendors.
Sports physicals offered
Bay Park Community Hospital’s Total Rehab will offer sports physicals to students participating in high school or middle school sports July 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The fee is $25, which includes a medical exam, a review of the patient’s medical history, a musculoskeletal exam and vision screening.
Physicians, licensed athletic trainers and licensed physical therapists will be present to provide the physicals and answer questions. The physicals will only serve as a general screening for health concerns (if a problem is found, the student will be referred to a primary care physician).
In addition, sports medicine expert Steven Freeman, MD, will be on hand to oversee the entire sports physicals process.
All athletes, regardless of age, must be accompanied by a parent or receive a parent signature on a physical form. In any case, parents are strongly encouraged to attend with the athletes.
Call 419-690-8400 for additional information. Total Rehab is located within the Professional Office Building at 2751 Bay Park Dr., Suite 150.