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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Round Hill Elementary School, 17115 Evening Star Dr., 800-448-3543; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, 46179 Westlake Dr., Potomac Falls; the bloodmobile will be in the parking lot in front of the building, 703-621-3372. Also, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Sunday, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd., 800-448-3543; 4-9 p.m. May 5, St. Andrew Presbytterian Church, 711 W. Main St., Purcellville; dinner will be served to all blood drive participants, 540-338-4332. Noon-6 p.m. May 5, George Washington University, 44983 Knoll Sq., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 3-8 p.m. May 11, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., 866-256-6372; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12 and May 13, Monroe Technology Center, 715 Children's Center Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 3-8 p.m. May 13, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-6372.

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.

Mental health

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING, for survivors of sexual violence and for their loved ones. Provided by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice. Free and confidential. 703-771-9020.

CRISISLINK, suicide and crisis prevention, intervention and response. Organization provides community education and training in mental health issues, has a certified volunteer crisis response team and offers CareRing, a free daily telephone outreach program for elderly and disabled people. Help is needed for the suicide and crisis hotline. For a training schedule, contact 703-527-6016, http://www.crisislink.org or volunteer@crisislink.org.

LOUDOUN CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Support group for family members and those with mental illness. Family education classes available. Free. 571-313-0908.

PIEDMONT CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, 170 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Serves Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Support group for family members and those with mental illness. Free. 540-347-7620, Ext. 109.

ABRAHAM LOW SELF-HELP SYSTEMS, provides support for people with anxiety, fear, depression, panic and other emotional problems, 8 p.m. Fridays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1708.

Pregnancy, parenting

ADOPTIVE FAMILY PRESERVATION, 12:30-2 p.m. third Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Adoptive families discuss common experiences and ideas related to post-placement and permanency issues. Open to parents in Loudoun and surrounding areas. Free, registration required. 703-941-9008, Ext. 23, jmellerio@umfs.org.

BIRTHRIGHT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, free pregnancy tests, clothes, baby clothing, transportation and support throughout pregnancy, 823 S. King St., Suite I, Leesburg. 703-777-7272.

BOND BETWEEN US, a nonprofit organization that offers support to birth parents and their significant others when children have been placed for adoption, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call for location. Free. 703-771-7844.

DADS' SUPPORT, 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Provides a place for new fathers or fathers-to-be to ask questions and share ideas. Free. 703-858-6360, http://www.thebirthinginn.org.


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