Nevada Briefly March 3

Alzheimer's support groups slated

The Carson Senior Center hosts two Alzheimer's Support Groups each month. On the first Wednesday of the month is the group for adult children. It takes place at 1 p.m.

On the third Wednesday of the month, the support group for spouses meets starting at 1 p.m. The groups meet at the Carson Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.

In Douglas County, the Alzheimer's Support Group meets at Merrill Gardens, 1565-A Virginia Ranch Road, in Gardnerville on the second Thursday of the month starting at 2 p.m.

For more information about the support groups, call (775) 786-8061.

March is Blood Donor Appreciation Month

Hero status isn't reserved for only the brave men and women who rush into burning buildings or fight on the front lines of war.

"There's a hero in all of us," said Steve Thomas, donor recruitment director of United Blood Services. "Ordinary people are saving lives every day. They have found the hero in themselves by donating blood."

"March is the official Donor Appreciation Month," said Alana Ross, donor recruitment supervisor for United Blood Services of Carson City.

Every blood donor will receive a free cholesterol test and a specially designed T-shirt to recognize their contribution.

Potential donors can make an appointment to give at or by calling 887-9111. UBS Carson City is located at 256 E. Winnie Lane.

United Blood Services of Reno is the sole blood products supplier to 22 hospitals in Northern Nevada. They need approximately 150 blood donations every day to meet the increasing demand for blood products.


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