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OHPE Bulletin 225, Volume 2001, No. 225

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Along with the rest of the world, we have watched in horror and disbelief the events in the US this week.



For Canadians wishing to help, the Canadian Blood Services has posted the following on their website: "Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has received reports from the American Red Cross, America's Blood Centre, and the New York Blood Centre indicating that supplies of blood from Canada are not needed at this time....The need for blood continues, both for major crises like the one in the United States and for the very personal crises such as cancer, car accidents and emergency surgeries that call for blood every day. We are now asking people to call and make an appointment to donate in the coming weeks." For more information visit http://www.bloodservices.ca/home.html or call 1 888 2 DONATE. The Canadian Red Cross provides information on donating money at http://www.redcross.ca/english/newsroom/sept13.html.



Rena Clamen provided the following additional links in Toronto CED Bulletin 58:

* To download key concepts of disaster mental health, click http://www.mentalhealth.org/publications/allpubs/ADM90-537/fmkey.htm.

* To recognize Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, visit http://www.counseling.org/consumers_media/facts_ptsd10ways.htm.

* The hyperlink to the American Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org.

* The University of California at Berkeley has created a database where people can inquire about the safety of specific individuals or report someone who is safe at http://safe.millennium.berkeley.edu/.

* The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers information about how individuals can help with disaster relief in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania at http://www.fema.gov/nwz01/nwz01_95.htm.

* An article from the Peel District School Board Crisis Intervention Team offers assistance to parents in dealing with this issue at home with their children at http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/.



Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.



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