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


10 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Red Cross Chapter, Topsham

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

2 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Windham


Noon to 5 p.m., Young School, Saco


8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center, South Portland

Noon to 5 p.m., Jordan Small School, Raymond


All sites, including the Portland Donor Center, Pheresis, and Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, will be closed for Thanksgiving.


8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mason Ashlar 105, Auburn

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Berlin City Auto, South Portland


8 a.m. to 1 p.m., York Hospital in Wells

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


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

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 noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays.

Platelet donors also are needed. For an appointment or more information, call 775-2367 or 1-800-482-0743.