Howard County health briefs

February 25, 2011

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.


Spiritual reflections

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

Health education

Howard County General Hospital will feature the following health programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the HCGH Wellness Center at the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Information or registration: 410-740-7601 or register online at

Self-defense for women: For ages 12 to 15, learn physical and psychological strategies. Discuss concepts of self-image, self-esteem and assertive behavior from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12. Cost: $35.

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