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Hernando Blood Mobile for Nov. 11

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

Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 1 to 4:30 p.m., Northbrook Health & Rehabilitation Center, 575 Lamar Ave., Brooksville; 5 to 8 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill; 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 1 to 5 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Goodwill Industries, 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Monday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Explorer K-8 School, 10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Heinecke Family Dentistry, 7135 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; 2 to 6 p.m., Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dickey's Barbecue Pit, 19348 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bene's Career Academy, 1486 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wellington community, 400 Wexford Drive, Spring Hill; 3:30 to 5 p.m., Walgreens, 4096 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lakewood Plaza, 4395 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Subway, 19438 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

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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