The extremely hot summer we've had so far has done more than dry up the water.

Local blood supplies are also running low... But, no matter the weather or the season, blood is continually needed.

Lifeshare says that donating is perfectly safe to do, even in the high heat... Just drink plenty of water, limit strenuous activities, and get rest.

All types are currently needed.

And, if you happen to have type A blood, they are asking that you consider donating plasma.

For more information, visit the lifeshare website.