You have two opportunities in August to help keep the local blood banks in ample supply. The American Red Cross reported that it is noticing a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. In the past few weeks, the Red Cross has seen a nearly 20 percent shortage in its supply. This week, the Community Blood Center will be at the Door County YMCA in Fish Creek on Friday from noon until 3 pm. On August 22, the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club will host a blood drive at the Door County Government Center from 9 am until 2:30 pm. You can schedule your life-saving donation by clicking on the links below or by calling (800) 280-4102.