Neighborhood group to host blood drive, tree giveaway
The Lakeview Civic Improvement Association (LCIA) will host the “Big TREEsy Giveaway & Blood Drive”, where all blood donors will receive a free tree. The drive takes place on Saturday, Jan. 14 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church & School, located at 6249 Canal Blvd.
The blood drive is on behalf of Anna Mae Wood, St. Paul’s Episcopal School Class of 2014 Alumna, who is battling a rare primary immune deficiency, according to LCIA. Donors will have their pick of 500 free trees with 30 different varieties available, or a $10 discount on any fruit tree purchase.
The free trees will be limited to one per resident, and extra trees are available for purchase for $15.
Donors must be at least 16 years of age and must weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors who are 16 or 17 must weigh at least 130 pounds and have parental consent to donate. All donors must also present an ID. Please ensure that your hemoglobin (iron) level is sufficient.