The local American Red Cross is teaming up with Churchill Downs for the annual Churchill Downs' Summer Blood Drive.

Red Cross recruiters are encouraging donors to book appointments to donate instead of walking in.

The goal is for 60% of the drive's donors to be scheduled, but walk-ins are welcomed and will be given the first available time slots.

The drive will take place from noon to pm Tuesday, July 7th through Thursday, July 9th in the Paddock Pavilion at the track.

For more information on donating or to schedule an appointment, go to the American Red Cross Web site.