The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations. They've issued an emergency request for donors of all blood types. In response to that request the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a blood drive at the Port Huron Donor Center at 815 Pine Street on Tuesday, August 6th and Thursday, August 8th. Appointments are being scheduled between 1:00 and 6:45 p.m for each day. To schedule an appointment call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org Donations were down approximately 10 percent in June, meaning they collected 50,000 fewer pints than anticipated.