The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors.
The Red Cross says donations are down by 8% over the last 11 weeks. That's about 80,000 fewer donations than what was expected.
Since the Independence Day holiday fell on a Friday, many blood drives were not held because people took vacations over the long weekend.
Opportunities to donate blood are coming soon. For more information, call 1-800-Red-Cross or visit The American Red Cross website.