The Yorktown Elks Lodge No. 2324 will host a blood drive for the New York Blood Center from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at 590 Waverly Road in Yorktown Heights. There is currently a blood shortage.

Though walk-ins will be accepted, making an appointment helps the New York Blood Center plan for staffing needs. Appointments can be made here: drm.nybloodcenter.org/PublicScheduler/GroupLanding.aspx?GroupCode=64622.