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

Today

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Fore River, Portland

1 to 6 p.m., Ramada Conference Center, Lewiston

Thursday

1 to 6 p.m., American Legion, Rockland

Friday

2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick

Saturday

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elks Lodge, Sanford

Monday

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Buxton

Tuesday

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morgan Stanley, Portland

1 to 6 p.m., St. Bartholomew Church, Cape Elizabeth

Aug. 3

7 a.m. to noon, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston

1 to 6 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church, Old Orchard Beach

1 to 6 p.m., Massabesic Regional Medical Center, Waterboro 

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

Platelet donors also are needed. Donations by appointment.

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