WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The American Red Cross says now is the time to donate blood before the summer begins. The Red Cross is preparing for a decline in blood donations; which happens every summer across the country.

Typically, people who might donate become busier in the summer with vacations and children off from school. The impact means a decrease in blood donations which are critically important to the area.

Donors of all blood types are needed to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment.

The American Red Cross is making a special call for donors this month at locations across the Triad.

You can call (800)-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or click here to get information on how to donate your blood and available locations in North Carolina.

Community Blood Center of The Carolinas lists the following Blood Drives for June 2017.

June 6, 2016

Fresh Local Good Food Group

433 Spring Garden Street #101

Greensboro, NC 27401

2 p.m - 5 p.m.

June 8, 2017

Law Offices of Cheryl David

528 College Road

Greensboro, NC 27410

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

June 10, 2017

Cox's Harley-Davidson, Asheboro

2795 NC Highway 134

Asheboro, NC 27205

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

June 15, 2017

Keller Williams Reality, Highwoods

1501 Highwoods Blvd, Suite 103

Greensboro, NC 27410

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

June 17, 2017

Mt. Hope Fire Department

6651 Holts Store Road

Julian, NC 27283

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

June 20, 2017

J.P. Thomas & Company, Inc.

162 N. Cherry St.

Asheboro, NC 27203

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

June 22, 2017

Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro

501 North Elam Ave.

Greensboro, NC 27403

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.