Mets' annual blood drive set for Thursday

NEW YORK -- The Mets will hold their annual winter blood drive on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at Citi Field's Caesars Club, the team announced. All donors will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Mets home game in April, excluding Opening Day.

Donors can park in Lot G off 126th St. and enter Citi Field via the Hodges VIP entrance. For those seeking photo opportunities, Mr. Met will be in attendance from noon to 1 p.m.

The Mets are hosting their drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center, one of the largest community-based, non-profit blood collection and distribution organizations in the United States.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.