• BLOOD DRIVE: The Blood Center will conduct a Valentine’s Day blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in St. Jude Hall at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. To schedule an appointment, email Carol Hubert at chubert@thebloodcenter.org. For information or to volunteer, call Lois Lawrence at (504) 241-1892.
  • PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: Physical therapist Susan Welsh will be the guest speaker when the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Esplanade I room in the first-floor conference center at East Jefferson General Hospital. Welsh has used tai chi with patients in the rehab setting to improve balance, gait and coordination and in the wellness setting to reduce stress and improve fitness. There is no fee to attend. The support group meets on the last Tuesday of every month. For information, call Bonnie Huddleston at (504) 905-6355 or Connie Cambre at (504) 400-7316.
  • LUNG CANCER SCREENING: West Jefferson Medical Center has been designated a lung cancer screening center by the American College of Radiology. This voluntary program recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. Low-dose lung CT screening is covered by Medicare and most private insurances for current or former smokers, ages 55 to 80, who have no symptoms of lung cancer such as shortness of breath, unusual or persistent chest pain or coughing up blood. Patients seeking a referral may contact the hospital’s oncology nurse navigator, Stephanie Aguilar, (504) 349-2436, to determine whether they are eligible.