Blood drive on Tuesday, April 25th

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:16:00 PM

The American Red Cross and OWASA invite you to experience the joy of giving by donating blood at OWASA on Tuesday, April 25th. The blood drive from 10 AM to 2:30 PM will be in the Community Room on the lower floor of the Administration Building, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. For a map showing OWASA’s location, please click here.

“April is National Volunteer Month. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of the most vulnerable patients,” said Maya Franklin, external communications manager of the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “We ask that you schedule an appointment to roll up a sleeve to help save a life.”

The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those who rely on blood products.

Donors must be in general good health, have photo identification, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent).  High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger must also meet certain height and weight requirements.

Parking will be available on the west side of the Administration Building (the left side of the building when seen from Jones Ferry Road), near the entrance to the Community Room.

For an appointment, please visit and enter “owasa” as the sponsor code or contact Kelly Thompson at 919-537-4370 or  

To give blood without making an appointment, please come to the drive at noon or later.

Information and appointments are also available from the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or

Blood donors can save time by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire on-line, on the day of and before arriving at a blood drive. To learn more, please visit

Future blood drives at OWASA                                                                                          

June 22nd                                                     

August 23rd  

October 26th

December 28th