February is American Heart Month, and one of the best health-related activities you can do this month is to give the gift of life through donating blood.
You can make your donation at Montgomery County Community College’s American Red Cross Community Blood Drive and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at West Campus, South Hall Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown. The event is free and open to the community.
The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage, and all blood types are currently needed to help patients recover from traumas, cancers and chronic health conditions.
The blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in MCCC’s South Hall Community Room. To register in advance, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “MCCC West.”
In conjunction with the blood drive, MCCC will be hosting several wellness information tables and activities in collaboration with several community partners.
· MCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute will provide information about the College’s culinary arts program in Lansdale, as well as free cookies to sample. A graduate of the program will be available to answer any questions.
· MCCC’s Medical Assisting students will be providing vision screening from 10 a.m. to noon.
· MCCC will have an information table about its Health Science (non-nursing) programs.
· MCCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will have informational tables for its Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Medical Coding Programs
· Tower Health will be providing information about healthy living and job information about non-clinical positions within the company.
· The Pottstown YMCA will have an information table for its Child Watch Program.
· The Center for Allied Psychiatry & Psychology Services will have a Drug & Alcohol Awareness information table
· The Veterans Administration of Coatesville and MCCC’s veterans resource specialist will be providing information about Telehealth, which is now available to people in the Pottstown area who are receiving veterans benefits.
· Montgomery County Victim Services will have an information table.
· Therapy dogs will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
For more information about MCCC’s West Campus, visit www.mc3.edu/westcampus.