The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors of all blood types. In June, donations are down more than 10 percent across the country, with 50,000 fewer pints of blood than expected.
In Randolph County, two blood drives are planned this month: 12:30 - 6 p.m. July 10 at the Harman Community Center; and noon to 6 p.m. July 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins.
A top reason cited by people about why they don't give blood is because they weren't asked.
Blood and platelets are needed for all types of patients, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, premature babies and for cancer patients receiving treatment