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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- 5:30 p.m., Goldenliving Center Summit, 50 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre; 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Social Security Disability, 47 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St., Pittston; 1- 6 p.m.., St. Patrick's Church, 580 Elmira St., White Haven

Thursday, noon- 5 p.m., Wegmans, 220 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley

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