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Health briefs

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:01 am

Halloween blood drive

American Red Cross Halloween Blood Drive will be today through Saturday at the following locations: Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1222 E. California Road, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; noon-6 pm. Wednesday and Thursday; 1 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Lutheran Hospital Donor Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107: noon-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 6 a.m.-noon, Thursday through Saturday.

Donors must be 17 years of age or older (16 with parental permission in Indiana), and be in good health. For an appointment, call 800-733-2767.

'Dream to Dare'

Governor's Council for People with Disabilities 2013 Conference “Dream to Dare: Game Changing Communities” Scholarship deadline will be Thursday The conference will be December 3 and 4 at the Westin Hotel, downtown Indianapolis. Speakers will include Ed. McMahon, J.D., Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. and Kevin Leyden, Ph.D., National University of Ireland.

For more registration information and downloadable forms, go to www.in.gov/gcpd/2524.htm; call 317-232-7770 or email gpcpd@gpgpd.org.

Blood drive

American Red Cross blood drive will be held at 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St. Donors will receive a coupon for a Haunted Cave or Haunted hotel admission.

'Trunk or Treat'

Kingston Care Center of Fort Wayne will host Sweet Treats and Great Eats Trunk or Treat at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at 1010 W. Washington Center Road. Food trucks, photo booth, live music and free kettle corn will be available. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going to the American Heart Association.

Epilepsy services

Indiana Comprehensive Epilepsy Services offers the following education and training programs: A free educational presentation and seizure first aid training tailored specifically to participant needs; patient education that answers questions for patients and family; and a NE Indiana Seizure Disorder/Epilepsy Support Group that meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

For more information, call Carol Carmella at 260-530-6680 or email carol.carmella@yahoo.com.