An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now and help save lives.

Local blood donation opportunities coming up include:

■ Monday: Carney Evangelical Free Church, 52 Church St., Carney, noon to 5 p.m.

■ July 12: Crivitz Youth Inc. Community Center, 901 Henriette Ave., Crivitz, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

■ July 19: Faith Baptist Church, 350 N Stephenson Ave., Peshtigo, noon to 5 p.m.

■ Aug. 1: Niagara High School, 700 Jefferson Ave., Niagara, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

■ Aug 2: Pine Tree Mall, 2800 Roosevelt Road, Marinette, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, persons may use the free Red Cross Blood Donor app; visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).