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


Noon to 5 p.m., Fire Department, 137 Western Ave., South Paris

Noon to 6 p.m., North Parish Church, 893 Main St., Sanford

During May, donors will receive a day pass to a Maine state park. During the 2014 regular season, all donors will have a chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored on the field at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

The Portland Blood Donation Center, 524 Forest Ave., Portland, 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.

The donation center at Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St., Lewiston, is open noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.

To make an appointment to donate blood, please call (800) RED CROSS or go to