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Blood drive set for Oct. 14

Appointments, walk-ins both encouraged

Morris Hospital is hosting a blood drive in cooperation with Heartland Blood Centers from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in Education Rooms 2 and 3 on
the lower level of Morris
Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris.

In order to donate blood, potential donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and feeling well on the day of donation and be at least 17 years old. In Illinois, 16-year-olds may donate with written approval from a parent or guardian.

Those planning to donate should eat within four hours preceding the donation.

Appointments are recommended by calling Morris Hospital at 815-364-8915. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Hospital sets diabetes education programs

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has set its schedule for free diabetes education programs for October.

A “Diabetes Academy” will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St. This class provides a comprehensive overview of diabetes and the seven healthy lifestyle interventions needed for diabetes complete self care.

The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus, 27240 W. Saxony Drive, Channahon.

Registration is not required for diabetes programs at Morris Hospital. All programs are free. For information, call 815-705-7367.

‘Look Good, Feel Better’

set for Oct. 14

The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital is offering “Look Good, Feel Better,” a free program for women undergoing cancer treatment, from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. 6 in Morris. 

Held in cooperation with the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) this free American Cancer Society-sponsored program is designed to teach beauty techniques to help overcome the appearance related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. 

During the program, trained volunteer cosmetologists will teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry.

Register online at, or call the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital at 815-364-8915.  

CPR classes offered Oct. 17

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Center is offering CPR for the Healthcare Provider from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at the hospital.

Intended for licensed and certified healthcare professionals, this course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. The cost is $70.

A Heartsaver AED course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the hospital. Heartsaver AED covers the basic techniques of adult, child and infant CPR, as well as use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid for choking. The class is appropriate for anyone interested in learning skills that could save the life of a loved one, friend, coworker or citizen in the community. The cost is $60 for the Heartsaver AED course. Participants may add first aid training for an additional $50.

Register on-line at or call (815) 705-7362.   

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