Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Health

October 22, 2013

Westport Health and Business Expo brings in huge crowds

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The flu shot clinic was made possible with the assistance of the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County and Decatur County REMC, who both donated to the vaccine program and by a $500 grant from the Decatur County Community Foundation, who donated directly to the Westport expo. Because of their generosity, more than 250 flu vaccines were given Saturday.

The South Bend Medical Foundation was on hand with their bloodmobile, allowing attendees of the expo to give blood in the mobile donation center in the community building’s parking lot. McDowell reported that almost 30 people donated. South Bend Medical Foundation is the primary supplier of blood for Decatur County and each pint of blood saves three lives. In this case, each pint will likely save three Decatur County lives.

Many DCMH employees volunteered their time to come out and help at the expo by staffing tables or filling in where needed. McDowell said she was grateful for their assistance and delighted with the outcome. She also credited the vendors and members of the business association for their participation and extended her thanks to them.

“We had a great turnout for the event, despite the weather,” McDowell said. “We are thankful to everyone who helped- from the vendors and hospital employees to the business association members and everyone who came out. This year’s event was a huge success.”

More photos from this event are available in an online gallery at www.greensburgdailynews.smugmug.com.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004

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