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(NAPSI)— The newest and most exciting voices of science fiction and fantasy have been found by the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests. For further facts, including how to enter the contest and where to get the anthology, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.



COVID vaccines provide the best protection against the worst outcomes of the disease. What’s more, COVID vaccines are safe and effective for pregnant people and those who are breastfeeding. For more on protecting yourself and your baby and to find a vaccine, visit www.vaccines.gov.  



The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with the release of a new set of stamps that showcase photographs of 20 endangered animals. The stamps can be purchased at local post offices or online at the Postal Store.



People with sickle cell disease often need blood transfusions from closely matched donors. Fortunately, 1 in 3 African American donors do match. To help, you can schedule an appointment to give blood, at RedCrossBlood.org/OurBlood or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross also provides sickle cell screening.



More than 5,300 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs last year. Fortunately, dog owners can protect their pets and the carrier by anticipating when their carrier will arrive, by using Informed Delivery, a free USPS service at www.informeddelivery.usps.com. Learn more at www.usps.com and www.facts.usps.com.



A new type of travel membership provides big savings, exclusive perks, and valuable benefits. Members of Travel + Leisure GO save up to 60% at hundreds of thousands of travel venues, car rentals and more. Learn more at www.go.travelandleisure.com.



 Because of the climate crisis, the American Red Cross is now launching nearly twice as many relief operations for major disasters as it did a decade ago, which means it needs more volunteers. Learn more at www.redcross.org/volunteer. 



Business owners can save money and make connections with help from the USPS through Postal Customer Councils (PCCs) that get commercial mailers in front of new postal products while providing discounts, deals and networking opportunities. Learn more at  https://postalpro.usps.com/pcc.



About 1 in 5,000 people—men and women of all races and ethnic groups—have Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue condition that affects many parts of the body. For information about the signs of Marfan syndrome and how to get evaluated and treated, visit The Marfan Foundation website, www.Marfan.org.



Anyone can contract pneumonia at any time. Fortunately, there are new vaccines that can protect you from many forms of the disease. More information from the experts at the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs can be found in English and Spanish at: https://www.nanasp.org/vaccines.