Red Cross Notes

A multiphasic blood screening will be held at the Masonic Lodge in Goldenrod, Route 322 east of Clearfield, on March 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The multiphasic includes 35 blood tests and for an additional fee, prostate and thyroid are available. A free oximeter reading and blood pressure are included. Call 765-5516 to register.

The silver tie and scarf 2007 Punxsutawney Phil made exclusively for the American Red Cross, has sold out on This Phil is available only at the Clearfield and Brookville Offices, Curwensville True Value, Reed Brothers Tool & Equipment Rental in Clearfield and Dubois, Lindberg Furniture and Ferringer’s Flower Shop in Brookville and This and That Coffee Shop in Punxsutawney for a donation of $6. A limited number of the previous years of Punxsutawney Phils are also available.

A Pandemic flu could happen at any time. You can, and should, prepare for an influenza pandemic now. You should know both the magnitude of what can happen during a pandemic outbreak and what actions you can take to help lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic on you and your family. This checklist will help you gather the information and resources you may need in case of a flu pandemic.

1. To plan for a pandemic: 

Store a supply of water and food. During a pandemic, if you cannot get to a store, or if stores are out of supplies, it will be important for you to have extra supplies on hand. This can be useful in other types of emergencies, such as power outages and disasters.

Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.

Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.

2. To limit the spread of germs and prevent infection: 

Teach your children to wash hands frequently with soap and water, and model the correct behavior. 

Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, and be sure to model that behavior. 

Teach your children to stay away from others as much as possible if they are sick. Stay home from work and school to avoid spreading the virus.

3. Items to have on hand for an extended stay at home:

Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and soups 

Protein or fruit bars 

Dry cereal or granola 

Peanut butter or nuts 

Dried fruit 


Canned juices 

Bottled water 

Canned or jarred baby food and formula 

Pet food 

Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood-pressure monitoring equipment 

Soap and water, or alcohol-based hand wash 

Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen 


Anti-diarrhea medication 


Fluids with electrolytes 

Cleansing agent/soap 


Meeting the current 2005 Guidelines for First Aid and CPR, the American Red Cross AED Trainer is the cost saving solution for providing AED training. The American Red Cross AED Trainer mimics the features and prompts of many live AEDs. It features a play/pause button, toggle switches for two scenarios and two languages, English and Spanish.

This AED trainer is available at the Red Cross office for about 1/5 the cost of the other trainers on the market. Please call the office for more information.

An art auction is scheduled at the Heritage House in Brookville on Feb. 24. Preview begins at 4:30 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at our offices. There will be an art and collectible auction in Clearfield in April.

I-80 Emergency Services Weekend will be held at the Clearfield High School March 16-18. If you would be interested in training to respond to disasters for the American Red Cross, call the office for more information. We need you; your community needs you to help!

The Clearfield Red Cross office is still located at 309 West Locust St. in Clearfield. We have not moved into our new facility yet. An open house and 90th anniversary celebration are being planned for May. The date will be announced in Red Cross Notes

Health & Safety Classes

Adult CPR – Clearfield – Feb. 21
Brookville – March 7
Punxsutawney – March 5
First Aid – Clearfield – Feb. 22
Brookville – March 8
Punxsutawney – March 6,

All of the above classes begin at 6 p.m. Call 765-5516 to register in Clearfield or 849-2712 to register in Brookville and Punxsutawney.

Clearfield Bloodmobile Schedule

Monday – Curwensville Civic Center noon-6 p.m.
Wednesday – Bigler YMCA noon-6 p.m.
Thursday – Penn DOT 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Friday – 438 Front Place noon-6 p.m. 
Feb. 20 St. Mary’s Catholic Church noon-6 p.m. 

Jefferson Bloodmobile Schedule

Feb. 20 – Ss. Cosmos and Damian Church-Punxsutawney noon -6 p.m.
March 9 – Bethal Baptist Church-Sykesville noon -6 p.m.
March 13 – St. Tobias Church-Brockway noon -6 p.m.
March 16 – Calvary Church of the Nazarene-Brookville noon -6 p.m.
March 16 Punxsutawney Christian School noon -6 p.m.
March 27 Reynoldsville Fire Hall 1-7 p.m.

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization. Although the government mandates us to provide certain emergency disaster services, they provide no funding. We are there to help with immediate emergency assistance in times of disaster with YOUR help! Your donation can put your care and concern into action as a general donation, a memorial donation or a donation made in Honor of a person or event. Please support your American Red Cross.

Checks may be sent to Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 309 W. Locust St., Clearfield, PA 16830; or Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 275 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825.

VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

Red Cross is a United Way and United Fund Participating Agency and an RSVP Station.

Reload: Week of Feb. 5, 2007
WHTF Gearing Up Membership Drive, Spring Retreat

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