The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients, according to a news release. Blood drives will be held:

Monticello — Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Atwoods, 202 U.S. 425.

White Hall — Sunday, July 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church Activity Center, 8203 Dollarway Road.

Details: or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.