The following American Red Cross blood drives are open to the public.
Those who donate through Sept. 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards or other prizes that are being offered.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., SCU Walgreens, Main Street, Sanford
Noon to 6 p.m., Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Hall, School Street, Tenants Harbor
1 to 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Main Street, Yarmouth
7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Starbucks, 11 Winner's Circle, Topsham
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community School, Maine Street, Poland
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., At Last Salon and Spa, Park Row, Brunswick
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe's, New County Road, Thomaston
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., R.P. Bell, Burrows Street, Saco
1 to 6 p.m., Saint Martha's Church, Portland Road, Kennebunk
The Portland Donor Center, 524 Forest Ave., is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays .
Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Fridays.
Platelet donors also are needed. Donations are by appointment. For information call 775-2367 or 1-800-482-0743.To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log on to redcrossblood.org.Tweet