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


9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lowe’s, Brunswick


1 to 6 p.m., Lions Club, Kittery

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


9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham


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

12:30 to 6 p.m., North Parish Church, Sanford


2 to 7 p.m., Jordan Small School, Raymond

Nov. 24

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Biddeford Eagles, Biddeford


The Portland Donor Center, 524 Forest Ave., is also open noon to 7 p.m. 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.


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


9 a.m. to 2 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard, South Portland


10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland