The American Red Cross urgently needs donors to help boost low blood supplies.
The organization has issued an emergency for such a low supply of blood, especially O negative, B negative, A negative and platelets.
Summer can be challenging with fewer donation drives on campus and a reduced number of drives at local businesses due to employee vacations.
The 4th of July holiday fell mid-week and interrupted scheduled drives usually held the first week of the month.
Eligible donors are urged to call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.