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

Those who donate through Sept. 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards or other prizes that are being offered.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m., SCU Walgreens, Main Street, Sanford


Noon to 6 p.m., Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport


11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Hall, School Street, Tenants Harbor

1 to 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Main Street, Yarmouth


7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Starbucks, 11 Winner’s Circle, Topsham


9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community School, Maine Street, Poland

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., At Last Salon and Spa, Park Row, Brunswick

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe’s, New County Road, Thomaston


8 a.m. to 2 p.m., R.P. Bell, Burrows Street, Saco

Sept. 9

1 to 6 p.m., Saint Martha’s Church, Portland Road, Kennebunk

The Portland Donor Center, 524 Forest Ave., is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays .

Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Fridays.

Platelet donors also are needed. Donations are by appointment. For information call 775-2367 or 1-800-482-0743.To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log on to