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Blood drives, Sept. 1-8

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LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations this week.

Today (Sept. 1): 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hernando Sportsman's Club, 17045 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee; 1:30 to 5 p.m., Walgreens, 13053 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 2 to 6 p.m., Taco Bell, 13390 Cortez Blvd.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Belk, 13151 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 4:30 to 7:3- p.m., Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sam's Club, 13360 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Publix, 4158 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; 2:30 to 7 p.m., YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., My Gynecologist, 11175 County Line Road, Spring Hill; noon to 3 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville; 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Publix, 4158 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; noon to 3 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville; 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., LRE Ground Services Inc., 1115 S Main St., Brooksville; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walmart, 2163 W County Road 48, Bushnell; 3 to 6 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Sept. 8: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill; 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville; 1 to 4:30 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville; 2 to 4:30 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

The blood center, at 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Donors must be 16 or older (16-year-olds must have written parental consent). Bring photo ID. Call (352) 596-2002.

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