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


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


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

1 to 6 p.m., Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Biddeford

1 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post, Oxford


Noon to 6 p.m., Masons United 8, Brunswick


8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Masonic Hall, Bridgton

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cabela’s, Scarborough

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 (800) 482-0743.