Each summer more than four million people will need blood, including one person every two seconds, according to the Elkhart County American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross has scheduled blood drives at the following locations in August:

• Friday at Chiphone Credit Union, 661 C.R. 17, Elkhart, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt. Call 294-3606 to schedule a blood donation appointment.

• Aug. 6 at First Baptist Church, 1011 S. Indiana Ave., Goshen, from noon to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 8 at Jamestown United Methodist Church, 59218 C.R. 3 South, Elkhart, from 2 to 7 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt.

• Aug. 16 at Heritage House, 1700 Waterfall Drive, Nappanee, from noon to 5 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt.

• Aug. 17 at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 C.R. 35, Goshen, from noon until 6 p.m.

• Aug. 18 at Wakarusa Elementary School, 400 N. Washington St., Wakarusa, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt.

• Aug. 20 at First Mennonite Church, 203 E. Lawrence St., Middlebury, from noon to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 27 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer ECLA, 3300 Benham Ave., Elkhart, from 1 to 6 p.m.

• Aug. 30, Faith United Methodist Church, 22045 C.R. 18, Goshen, from 2 to 7 p.m.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. All donors need to present positive identification.

For more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

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