Barnstead Historical Society will be meeting April 27th at 6 pm for a
“Pot Luck Supper” followed by a 7pm meeting at the Barnstead Town Hall.
All are welcomed—let’s keep our history alive!
For information call
Denise or Jeannie at 269-5441.
Trauma Patient Lives By Giving Blood
Red Cross urges blood and
platelet donation during Trauma Awareness Month
Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to
help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic
injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.
According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for
approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million
hospital admissions in the U.S. annually.
“A single car accident
victim can need as many as 100 units of blood,” said Mary Brant,
external communications manager, Northern New England Red Cross Blood
Services. “In trauma situations, when there’s no time to check a
patient’s blood type, emergency personnel reach for type O negative red
blood cells and type AB plasma.”
O negative red blood cells and AB
plasma can be transfused into any patient, regardless of blood type,
making donors with these universal blood types an important part of the
Red Cross trauma team. Less than 7 percent of the population has type O
negative blood, and only about 4 percent of the population has type AB
Platelets may also be needed to help with clotting in cases
of massive bleeding. Because platelets must be transfused within five
days of donation, there is a constant – often critical – need to keep up
with hospital demand.
“As a trauma surgeon, I know that a readily
available blood supply can mean the difference between life and death
for patients in the most serious situations,” said Dr. Gregory J.
Jurkovich, board chair, National Trauma Institute; fellow, American
College of Surgeons; and professor and vice chairman, Department of
Surgery, University of California Davis Health. “Blood products can only
be provided by generous donors, so I urge you to roll up a sleeve and
help save lives.”
In 2014, donated blood helped save Ethan Moser’s
life after his personal watercraft collided with the boat carrying his
family. He suffered massive blood loss due to a severed femoral artery
and other serious injuries. Moser received 160 transfusions of blood and
While his recovery continues, Moser remains grateful
to the generous donors who provided the blood he received. “I’m here
simply because there was enough blood available to replenish what I
lost,” he said. “You never know when an accident’s going to happen, so
please donate today to be sure blood is available for those who will
Blood and platelet donors of all types are currently
needed. Those who come out to donate blood or platelets by May 14 will
have a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift card shopping sprees from
GiftCertificates.com. Donation appointments can be scheduled by using
the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation
5/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saint
Katharine Drexel Church, 40 Hidden Springs Road
5/2/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Barnstead Fire and Rescue - Station 1, 305
5/10/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Belmont High
School, 225 Seavey Road
5/5/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Concord Red Cross Office, 2 Maitland St.
5/8/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart Of Mary, 180 Loudon
5/9/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Lawson Group, 20 Chenell Drive
5/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Epsom Bible Church, 398 Black Hall
5/10/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Arthur Colby Safety
Building, 8 Cooper Street
5/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Northwood Masonic Temple, 158
First New Hampshire Turnpike
How to help
Eligible donors can learn
more, find a donation opportunity and schedule an appointment by using
the free Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). A blood donor card or driver’s license
or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental
consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are
in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school
students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet
certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can save time at
their donation appointment by using RapidPass to complete their
pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day
of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started
and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the
instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood;
teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid;
and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a
not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the
generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more
information, please visit redcross.org or
visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Marchand Speaks At Tri-Town Democrat Meeting
The Tri-Town Democrats
of Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton are excited to present special guest
Steve Marchand at their monthly meeting on May 1st at 6:30 pm at the
Barnstead Town Hall-- 108 S Barnstead Rd, Center Barnstead.
Marchand is the former mayor of Portsmouth and has recently announced
his candidacy for Governor of New Hampshire in the 2018 election. Steve
stands for strengthening both NH families and NH’s economy with a focus
on education, small business support, infrastructure, and health care.
After the speaker portion of the night, we will resume our regular
meeting to discuss our state legislators, action items, outreach, and
This meeting is open to any and all residents
of Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton who consider themselves liberal,
progressive, or like-minded independents. Refreshments to share are
welcome but not necessary. For more information, please contact Heather
Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page.
Rochester - Janet Lee McConnell, 58, formerly of 16
Franklin Heights died Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the Frisbie Memorial
Born March 9, 1959 in Beverly MA she is the daughter of
Samuel and Carol (Comeau) Taylor.
lived in Rochester for the past 12 years. Janet enjoyed life to the
fullest, wore flip flops all four seasons regardless of snow totals, and
was a proud grammar Nazi. She loved spending time with her
grandchildren. She has always been a little salty but had a great sense
of humor and was full of generosity. Oddly, she enjoyed reading the
her family include her sons; Adam Taylor and his wife Megan of Barnstead
NH and Cuinn McConnell, his girlfriend Brynda of Effingham NH, her
daughter, Melissa McConnell and her fiancé Michael of Rochester NH, her
grandchildren; Lillyana, Samuel and Autumn Taylor of Barnstead, Alison,
Molly, Kiera of Effingham and Zachary of Barrington, nieces Kim Taylor
of Ply-mouth and Amanda Powers of Tuftonboro, a brother, Jeffery Taylor
of Lebanon ME. She was predeceased by her daughter Amber.
services are under the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home,
86 South Main St., Rochester NH 03867. A celebration of life will be
held at the American Legion in Rochester from 2-7 on May 5 th.
sign an online guest book please visit