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



Noon to 5 p.m., Oral and Maxillofacial Associates, South Portland

12:30 to 6 p.m., Saint Aspinquid Masonic Hall, York


1 to 6 p.m., Elks Lodge, Saco


8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Hall, Standish

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grace Family Church, Waterboro



10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shawnee Peak, Bridgton

March 17

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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Midcoast Federal Credit Union

2 to 7 p.m., Mt. Ararat Middle School

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,

Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, except holidays; and noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Platelet donors also are needed, with donations by appointment.

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


These blood drives will be held by the Maine Blood Center in Scarborough. Call 883-4990 for more information.


10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hannaford, Standish


8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., PATHS, Portland


9 a.m. to 2 p.m. City Hall, Bath