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Catholic parish, Knights counsel donate ultrasound

POSTED: February 2, 2014 1:00 a.m.

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Parish, Knights of Columbus Counsel No. 14122 of Lilburn, donated a new ultrasound imagining machine Dec. 4 to Dahlonega Care Center Prenatal Imagining.

Life Images provides free, limited OB ultrasounds at Dahlonega Care Center every four weeks for women of Lumpkin and Dawson counties, as well as surrounding areas. With the $40,000 ultrasound machine, Dahlonega Care Center will begin prenatal imaging at 385 C N. Grove St. this year.

The care center looks forward to sponsoring training in mid-January for ultrasound techs to operate the imaging machine on a more regular schedule. The free ultrasounds will help determine gestational age and allow the expecting mother and family to see the baby’s heartbeat.

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