The American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of blood and is issuing an emergency call for all eligible blood donors to give now to save lives. Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed. To schedule an appointment, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross.

Below are blood drives coming up:

July 12th In Delhi - at State University of New York, O'Connor Center for Community Engagement, 2 Main Street, hours 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

July 13th In Sidney - at the Elks Lodge, 104 River Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 18th in Oneonta - Country Club Auto, 55 Oneida Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

July 19th in Oneonta - Holiday Inn, 5206 State Highway 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.