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


10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Andover College, South Portland

11 to 4 p.m., Central Maine Community College, Auburn

1 to 6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Mechanic Falls


8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moody’s Collision, Gorham


Noon to 6 p.m., St. Martha’s Church, Kennebunk

1 to 6 p.m., St. Charles Church, Brunswick


10 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Southern Maine, Gorham

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Southern Maine, Portland

April 21

1 to 6 p.m., Casco Community Center, Casco

2 to 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Biddeford

3 to 8 p.m., Bowdoin College, Brunswick


The Portland Donor Center, 524 Forest Ave., is open from 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 from 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 (800) 482-0743.


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


11 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of New England, Portland


2 to 6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills High School


9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Volk Packaging, Biddeford

April 21

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bill Dodge, Westbrook