The American Red Cross says there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage, and eligible donors of all blood types are urgently needed. Those who donate blood or platelets between today and Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard from the Red Cross.

There are two blood drives today (July 26) in Oneonta – one at the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center on Market Street beginning at 1 p.m, and one at American Legion Post 259 on Chestnut Street beginning at 2 p.m.