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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alternative therapy

MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 24, Inova Loudoun Hospial Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Learn about the art of mediation in this monthly session. Call Karen Archer, 703-858-8857.

REIKI SESSIONS, 6:45-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. A program for cancer patients that aims to recharge and balance the body's energy. Free, registration required. 703-858-8857.

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling, 571-215-8649; 1:30-6 p.m. Friday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Leesburg Safety Center, 65 Plaza St., Leesburg, 800-448-3543; Type O Blood Drive, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 24, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton, 540-316-3588.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR CENTER, noon-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Dulles Town Center, 45745 Nokes Blvd., Sterling. Walk-ins welcome. 866-256-6372, http://www.inova.org/donateblood.

INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL-INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, noon-7 p.m. third Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital at Lansdowne, conference rooms A and B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.

First aid

ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR AND FIRST AND INFANT CPR, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Police Training Center, 333 Carriage House Lane, Warrenton. Take a bag lunch and beverages and wear comfortable clothing. Register. $70. 540-349-2516, pam@redcrosscva.org.

CAT AND DOG FIRST AID AND CPR, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 25, American Red Cross Office, 53 S. Third St., Suite 101, Warrenton. Register. $45. 540-349-2516, pam@redcrosscva.org.

ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR AND FIRST AID, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. first Saturdays, 333 Carriage House Lane, Warrenton. Taught by the American Red Cross. Registration required. $55. 540-349-2516.

Inova flu shot clinics

Efforts to quickly manufacture and distribute the H1N1 influenza vaccine have unexpectedly reduced supplies of vaccine for the seasonal flu. The manufacturers that supply Inova Health System with seasonal flu vaccine have informed Inova that deliveries of the vaccine will arrive later than had been anticipated.

As a result, Inova is temporarily postponing flu shot clinics until more vaccine arrives. Inova will continue to offer certain scheduled clinics to serve the high-risk community, including the weekly family clinics at Inova facilities, and will continue to vaccinate its employees to help protect patients.

Inova will reschedule the clinics. In the meantime, for information about clinic availability or location, call 703-750-8818 or go to http://inova.org/flu.


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