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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 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. For platelet appointments, call 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; 12:30- 6 p.m., Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 45 Hildebrant Road, Dallas; 1-5:30 p.m. PHOENIX Rehabilitation clinic, 685 Carey Ave, Wilkes-Barre, with free balance and functional mobility screenings. To schedule a donation time, call the clinic at 829-0539.



Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ramada Plaza Hotel, 20 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre



Thursday, noon-5 p.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville



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



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



Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; 1-6 p.m., Providence Place, 149 South Hunter Highway, Drums; 8:45 a.m.– noon, Hazleton Chapter House, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton



Aug. 21, 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, 1 16 Hughes Street, Swoyersville


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