Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - The American Red Cross has announced some upcoming blood drives to help increase their stock- as in the summer months donations tend to be down.

Lima Memorial is hosting a blood drive today from 10:00am until 4:00pm- Sunday a blood drive is being held at the Wal-Mart on Harding Highway from 1:00 until 5:00pm.

Tuesday August 6th three blood drives are taking place- one at the Red Cross Chapter House from 7:00am until 11:30am- another at U-N-O-H from 9:00am until 3:00pm- and the last one will be part of the battle of the badges event at the Chapter House from 11:30am until 4:00pm.

And Wednesday August 7th- a Battle of the Badges blood drive is taking place at the Red Cross Chapter House- and another blood drive will be at the Knights of Columbus from 2:00pm until 7:00pm.