Blood supplies in the Washington area are drastically low this summer, according to the American Red Cross.

Those who wish to donate blood are asked to visit one of the following Red Cross bloodmobiles during August. Since schedules might change, donors should call 527-3010 in advance.

Aug. 5 -- IBM, 5th floor, 1600 Wilson Blvd., 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.

Aug. 7 -- Jefferson Davis Plaza No. 1, lobby, 1411 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 8:30 to 2 p.m.

Aug. 8 -- Patent Office, Crystal Plaza No. 2, room 9c30, 2011 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 8:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 11 -- Hect Co., Parkington, 4th floor, room 455, 701 N. Glebe Rd., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 12 -- Agency for International Development, Pomponio Plaza, 5th floor, 1735 N. Lynn St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aug. 13 -- Institute for Defense Analyses, Analytic Services Inc., 400 Army Navy Dr., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., call 527-3010 for appointment.

Aug. 14 -- National Center Building No. 3, floor, room 3511, 2532 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., call 527-3010 for appointment.

Aug. 15 -- Fory Meyer; 2nd Street South entrance, ask at gate for location, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

National Orthopedic Hospital, 2455 Army Navy Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 16 -- Arlington Red Cross, 4333 Arlington Blvd., 9 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 18 -- Holmes Building, first floor, 2100 N. 14th St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.