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Blood drives are set for January
The following sites will hold blood drives in January:
• Monday, Jan. 1: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakwater Restaurant
• Wednesday, Jan. 3: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Chelsea Clinic
• Saturday, Jan. 6: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PARC at Broad River
• Tuesday, Jan. 9: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sea Island Rotary at The Quality Inn
• Wednesday, Jan. 10: 2-7 p.m. at Omni Health & Fitness
• Monday, Jan. 15: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Turbeville Insurance Agency
• Tuesday, Jan. 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YMCA of Beaufort County
• Monday, Jan. 22: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beaufort Academy
• Saturday, Jan. 27: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kalon & Co./Local Clothing Boutique
• Wednesday, Jan. 31: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Beaufort Jasper Sewer & Water Authority
Youth alliance holds forum on opioid crisis
The Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY) is hosting a Community Forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the Seahawk Cultural Center on Hilton Head Island.
Registration will take place from 5:30-6 p.m. This forum is open to the public and people of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The keynote speaker will be South Carolina Rep. Shannon Erickson of Beaufort County District 124. She is also on the South Carolina House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee.
Erickson, along with other experts, will be addressing the opioid epidemic in the Lowcountry and increase awareness about the effects of childhood/adolescent medicine and substance misuse.
Other speakers include:
• Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen: The Lowcountry Opioid Epidemic
• Dr. Ravi Srivastava: Who is affected? Addiction and Mental Health
• Dr. Lynn Geiger: Child/Adolescent Medicine and Substance Use/Abuse
• LCAHY Youth Coalition: Message to Our Community
“The opioid/heroin epidemic is our nation’s No. 1 preventable public health problem,” said Wendy Cummings, president of the LCAHY Executive Board. “It threatens the well-being of every American and South Carolinian at every socio-economic level, at every age, in every neighborhood and in every region of the state.
“The more people who attend this free forum will benefit Beaufort County as a whole. We need the public educated on how serious this issue has become.”