The following American Red Cross blood drives are open to the public:

Today

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Red Cross Bus at Residence Inn by Marriott, 145 Fore St., Portland

2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham

Thursday

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Verrill Dana, Portland

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Red Cross Bus at Midcoast Federal Credit Union, Bath

Noon to 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Saco

1 to 6 p.m., Lions Club, Kittery

Friday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross Bus at Cinemagic, Westbrook

Saturday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross Bus at Cinemagic, Westbrook

Tuesday

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross Bus at Russell Park Rehab, Lewiston

The Portland Donor Center, 524 Forest Ave., is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the first and third Saturdays of each month, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Platelet donors also are needed. Donations by appointment.

For information, call 775-2367 or 1-800-482-0743.