Blood drive on December 29

 

OWASA and the American Red Cross invite you to experience the happiness of giving by donating blood.

The next blood drive at OWASA will be on December 29th from 10 AM to 2:30 PM 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.

“During the winter months and especially around the holidays, blood donations tend to decline,” said Ryan Corcoran, donor recruitment director for the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “But patients don’t get a holiday from needing blood. The Red Cross encourages the community to come forward with OWASA to give the gift of life.”

Every day, blood is needed for lifesaving transfusions to treat trauma patients, premature babies and patients as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses. There is no substitute for blood, and volunteer donors are the only source.

All presenting blood donors in at the blood will receive a Red Cross long-sleeve T-shirt while supplies last.

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).  Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet height and weight requirements.

For an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter “owasa” as the sponsor code or contact Kelly Thompson at 919-537-4370 or kthompson@owasa.org.  To give blood without making an appointment, please come to the drive at noon or later.

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