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LUZERNE COUNTY: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts community blood drives throughout the month. Donors who are 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 1 10 pounds and are in relatively good health or 16 years old and have a parental permission form completed, may give blood every 56 days. To learn more about how to donate blood or platelets or to schedule a blood donation, call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767).


In addition to those listed below, blood drives are conducted at the American Red Cross Regional Blood Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Estates, Ashley, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sundays from 7:30 a.m.-noon.


Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are accepted as schedule allows. Platelet appointments can be made by calling 823-7164, ext. 2235.


Blood drives also take place from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Monday of each month at the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton.


For a complete donation schedule, visit: REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG or call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767). Area blood donation sites include:





Today, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; noon- 6 p.m., Dallas American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas; 12:30 - 6 p.m., Meadows Nursing Center, 55 West Center Hill Road, Dallas; 12:30- 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville



Wednesday, 1- 6 p.m., American Legion – Freeland, 523 Centre St, Freeland; 12:30- 6:30 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 316 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top; noon-6 p.m., Motorworld, 150 Motorworld Drive, Wilkes-Barre



Thursday, 1 - 6 p.m., Nuremberg Weston Fire Hall, 456 Hazle St., Weston



Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; 12:30- 5:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, 339 North Maple Ave., Kingston



Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley



Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – noon, Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre



Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; 12:30- 6 p.m., Luzerne Volunteer Fire Company, 66 Tener St., Luzerne



Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; noon- 5:30 p.m., Goldenliving Center Summit, 50 North Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre; 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Social Security Disability, 47 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre


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