ROANOKE, Va. -

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of donors.

The organization says it's facing a looming blood shortage.

It needs platelet donors and blood donors of all types, especially those with type O- negative, B- negative and A- negative.

Donations through the Red Cross are down about eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.

There are several blood drives happening across our area in the coming weeks.

Here are some of them happening through the end of the month:

7/22/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Clifford Baptist Church, 635 Fletchers Level Road

Amherst

 

7/22/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Calvary United Methodist Ch, 845 Hemlock Road

Salem

 

7/22/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Marion First United Meth Ch, 115 S. Church St.

Marion

 

7/23/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Agriculture Building, 54 Administration Lane

Buckingham

 

7/23/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Radford University Cook Hall, 1 Fairfax St.

Radford

 

7/23/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Staunton Gypsy Golf Pavilion, 600 ChurchvilleAve

Staunton

 

7/24/2014: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Rocks Baptist Church, 393 Rocks Church Road

Pamplin

 

7/24/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Collinsville

 

7/24/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Radford University Cook Hall, 1 Fairfax St.

Radford

 

7/24/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: PCA West Salem Medical Center, 1935 West Main Street

Salem

 

7/25/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, 10 Manor Drive Route 608

Stuarts Draft

 

7/25/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road

Lynchburg

 

7/25/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: American Legion Post 16, 1301 Greenview Drive

Lynchburg

 

7/25/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: West End United Meth Ch, 1030 W North Street

Wytheville

 

7/26/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Charlotte Courthouse Amish, 137 Vincent Store Road

Charlotte Court House

 

7/26/2014: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM: Charleys Restaurant, 707 Graves Mill Road

Lynchburg

 

7/28/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Randolph Mem Baptist Church, 4246 South Amherst Highway

Madison Heights

 

7/28/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Main Street United Meth Ch, 212 E. Main St.

Bedford

 

7/28/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Dublin Lions Club Bldg, 1036 Bagging Plant Rd

Dublin

 

7/28/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Christian Life International, 1CLI Way

Salem

 

7/29/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Faith Redemption Fellowship, 1955 Blackwater Road

Forest

 

7/29/2014: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Campbell County Social Svcs, 69 Kabler Lane

Rustburg

 

7/29/2014: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Bethel Baptist Church, 1601 Colorado St.

Salem

 

7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Ava

Rocky Mount

 

7/30/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Fries Baptist Church, 111 E Main St

Fries

 

7/30/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Wingate by Wyndham, 3777 Candlers Mtn. Road

Lynchburg

 

7/30/2014: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Target, 4737 Valley View Blvd

Roanoke

 

7/31/2014: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM: Iron Gate United Methodist Ch, 709 Market Street

Iron Gate

 

7/31/2014: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Bacova  of Low Moor, 1000 Commerce Center Dr.

Low Moor

 

7/31/2014: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Celco Federal Credit Union, 3381 Virginia Ave.

Narrows

 

7/31/2014: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: RSMO Holiday Shopping Center, 1910 Virginia Ave

Collinsville

 

7/31/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Genworth Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main St.

Lynchburg

 

7/31/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Auburn United Methodist Ch, Five Points Road

Riner