Giving blood is timeless and that's the theme for this year's World Blood Donor Day.

Right now blood donations are down. The American Red Cross works with more than 50,000 blood drive sponsors annually.

How can you help?

There are blood drives now through August across the metro area from Troy, Clarkston, Warren to Detroit, Dearborn and more.

To learn more about World Blood Donor Day or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, click here or call 800-RED-CROSS.