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Hernando County blood drives for week of Sept. 22

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

Today: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee; 1:30 to 4 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville.

Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sumter Correctional Institution, 9544 County Road 476-B, Bushnell; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Explorer K-8 School, 10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville; 1:30 to 6 p.m., Family Chiropractic, 13315 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 2:30 to 6 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital conference room, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walmart, 2163 W County Road 48, Bushnell; noon to 6 p.m., Best Buy, 1389 Wendy Court, Spring Hill.

Sept. 29: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville; 2 to 4 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville; 2:30 to 5 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

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

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