One Pint of Blood Equals Four Tickets

You can swap one pint of blood for two pairs of Clippers tickets. All this month Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, 333 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, is making the offer to blood donors 17 and older and who weigh at least 110 pounds. To schedule an appointment to roll up your sleeves Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., call (310) 419-8281.

Events

Today's topic of discussion for senior citizens at Huntington Hospital is "The Treatment of Parkinson's Disease." Free; $4.50 optional box lunch. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Reservations are required; call (818) 397-3147. Braun Auditorium, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena . . . A free seminar, "What You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke," will be held at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital on Thursday, 7-9 p.m. 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. Registration is required; call (800) 356-2824 . . . Methodist Hospital and Nordstrom are sponsoring "A New You" on Saturday, 8-10 a.m. The free breakfast, fashion show and make-over for breast cancer survivors takes place at Nordstrom, Santa Anita Fashion Park, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. For reservations, call (818) 294-1240.

Cure Finders, a guild of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will hold its fifth annual gala on Saturday. 6 p.m.; $50 per person. Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 150 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Call (818) 855-2896 for information . . . This weekend, L.A. Shanti will offer its free Spanish workshop, "Vidas Positivas," for people affected by HIV and AIDS. For details and location, call (213) 962-8197 or (818) 908-8849 . . . St. Mark's Presbyterian Church will host "Health Matters: AIDS Is Not a Gay Disease" on Sunday at 11 a.m. Free. 2100 Mar Vista, Newport Beach. Call (714) 644-1341 for details.

The men's health series continues at St. John's Hospital and Health Center. "Allergies & Asthma" will be held Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (The class will be repeated on March 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Main Annex Auditorium, St. John's Hospital and Health Center, 1328 22nd St., Santa Monica. Discounted parking in the hospital lot at 22nd Street and Arizona Avenue. Call (310) 829-8453 for reservations . . . There will be a free "Mended Hearts" meeting at St. Francis Medical Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Dr. Richard Seidman, a cardiologist, will talk about the various devices used during heart surgery. St. Francis Medical Center, Conference Rooms B and C, 3630 E. Imperial Highway, Lynwood. Call (310) 603-6194 for information.

A "Healing Music Night" takes place Tuesday with Howard Richman, pianist, and Hoang van Duc, from the USC School of Medicine, who will present "Attitudinal Immunology for Whole Health." $10. 8 p.m. Subud House, 5828 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Call (213) 964-1871 for details . . . Wild Oats, a food market in Pasadena, will donate 5% of sales made between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on March 20 to the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance. 603 S. Lake Ave. Call (310) 281-8634 for the particulars . . . On March 20, a seminar on "New Advances in State of the Art Plastic Surgery Procedures" will be given by Marsha Orlin, certified cosmetic surgery consultant. 7-9 p.m. Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine. Call (714) 759-3284 for reservations.

A free lecture, "The Normal Aging Process," will be presented by St. Jude Medical Center on March 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Embassy Suites, 900 E. Birch, Brea. Reservations are required: (714) 879-7050, Ext. 144 or 145 . . . The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Simi Valley is preparing for its annual "Walk for Life" fund-raiser set for March 23. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. The walk will begin and end at Rancho Simi Park Amphitheater. To participate and for more information, call (805) 583-3590 . . . The second annual "Paws for Life," held by the Wellness Community-South Bay Cities and the Hospice Foundation, takes place at 9 a.m. on March 23. Leading the doggie walk will be a Labrador, Kiya, a three-legged cancer survivor. $20 if you register before March 23; $25 the day of the walk. Call (310) 376-3550 for all the doggone details.

L.A. Shanti's Plus Weekend, March 22-24, will take place in Long Beach. Free. Doctors, nutritionists, insurance specialists and lawyers who have donated their time will be there too. For details call (213) 962-8197, Ext. 309 or (818) 908-8849 . . . St. Francis Medical Center is sponsoring "traveling health fairs," including vision and hearing exams and free immunizations, at schools in Compton and surrounding communities. On Tuesday, the health fair will be at McNair Elementary School, 1450 W. El Segundo Blvd.; March 26, Longfellow Elementary School, 1101 S. Dwight Ave. For more information about the program, call Angel Obregon at (310) 603-6995.

St. John's Hospital and Health Center offers free immunizations for children younger than 18. March 23, 10 a.m. to noon. St. John's Hospital, Main Annex Auditorium, 22nd Street and Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica. For additional information, call (310) 829-5511 . . . UC Irvine is recruiting volunteers for a nationwide study of treatments for high blood pressure and cholesterol. Women and men 60 and older can call the UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program at (714) 824-7688.

* This health roundup appears on Wednesdays. Items to be considered should be mailed 3 1/2 weeks before the event to Candace A. Wedlan, Health Watch, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053. Fax: (213) 237-4888.

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