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By Mary Knudson Richard H. P. Sia of The Sun's Washington Bureau contributed to this article | November 12, 1991
The Pentagon plans to announce today a temporary halt to accepting blood donations from Persian Gulf war veterans because of a rare parasite that 19 of them brought home.And in an emergency session in Baltimore yesterday, the organization that oversees blood banking in the United States agreed to extend the ban to civilians who visited any of the eight Persian Gulf states since Aug. 1, 1990.Both moves are designed to protect people receiving blood transfusions from a disease called leishmaniasis detected in a fraction of the 541,425 military people who served in the gulf.
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December 27, 2009
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. Healthy Families gets grant A $1,500 grant has been awarded to the Healthy Families Howard County program at Howard County General Hospital by the Columbia Foundation. HFHC is a free and voluntary program for first-time parents. It assists with community resources and offers support to ease the parents' transition through pregnancy and into the first five years of parenthood.
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February 11, 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. CalendarSpiritual reflections Bon Secours Spiritual Center will offer spiritual enrichment programs at the center at 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. Information: http://www.bonsecoursspiritualcenter.org . Registration: 410-442-1320.
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