The American Red Cross reports that a critical summer blood shortage is on-going and eligible donors of all types are needed. Upcoming blood drives include:

Sheridan — July 29 — 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church;

DeWitt — July 31 — 3-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church;

Pine Bluff — Aug. 7 — 1-5 p.m., United Way of Southeast Arkansas, 211 W. Third Ave., Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building;

Rison — Aug. 10 — 3- 7 p.m., Rison Baptist Church.

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate, according to a news release.