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


Noon to 5 p.m., Buckfield High School, Buckfield


8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fire Station, Cape Elizabeth

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


8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Town Hall, Berwick


1 to 6 p.m., American Red Cross Chapter, Topsham

2 to 7 p.m., Sokokis Function Hall, Limerick


10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seacoast Career School, Sanford

March 31

1 to 7 p.m., University of New England, Biddeford


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.

Blood donated through the American Red Cross can be sent to patients at medical centers throughout New England. 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., Dingley Press, Lisbon


Noon to 6 p.m., in honor of Jackie Lundgren; Maine Medical Center, Portland;


9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cub Scouts at Congregational Church, Scarborough