Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Hernando County Bloodmobile locations for June 16

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

Today — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe's, 7117 Broad St., Brooksville; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Home Depot, 4765 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Monday — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Panera Bread, 7061 Coastal Blvd., Spring Hill; 2 to 5 p.m., Air Force Recruiting Office, 7030 Coastal Blvd., Spring Hill; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Tuesday — 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville.

Wednesday — 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 1:30 to 5 p.m., Surge Suppression, 15424 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Springbrook Hospital, 7007 Grove Road, west of Brooksville; 1 to 5 p.m., Brooksville Healthcare Center, 1114 Chatman Blvd., Brooksville.

Thursday — 7 to 10 a.m., Florida Department of Transportation, 16411 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Moss Chiropractic Clinic, 1377 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill; 3 to 6 p.m., Mariner's Cay Apartments, 4253 Central Park Drive, Spring Hill; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., RaceTrac, 16129 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sam's Club, 13360 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Friday — 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Winn-Dixie, 6270 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee; 1 to 5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles, 8263 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee.

Saturday — 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lowe's, 4780 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walmart, 2163 W County Road 48, Bushnell.

June 23 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; 3 to 5 p.m., Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee; 1:30 to 4 p.m., Winn-Dixie, 6270 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

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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