Utica, NY (WIBX) - How would you like some free cookies and juice? In exchange for saving a life, that is.

Two blood drives are taking place in the area today, and the American Red Cross needs your help.

Someone is counting on you to save their life.

While all blood types are needed, the Red Cross says the supply of type O negative blood has dropped to critically low levels in the area.

The blood drives will take place at the Willowvale Fire Department in Chadwicks from 12:30 pm until 5:30 pm, and at Steffen Publishing in Holland Patent from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Walk-ins are welcome.

For information on donating blood or hosting a blood drive, visit www.redcrossblood.org.