A Blood Drive in Loving Memory of Laynie Payne of Norman is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Wesley Methodist Church, 302 E. Independence, Shawnee.
Laynie Payne, the granddaughter of a Shawnee resident, was born Jan. 16, 2008 and died July 10, 2010 from complications caused by a rare birth defect. Her last few weeks of life were made possible by weekly blood transfusions, a family friend said.
Donations from the blood drive will be given to the Oklahoma Blood Institute to help other children, like Payne, who need frequent blood transfusions.