Blood drive on April 25th

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.

Everyone who comes to donate at OWASA will be eligible to win one of three prizes for a $1,000 gift card shopping spree* from A valid e-mail address is required and other terms and conditions apply (more information is below).

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

Additional terms and conditions for gift cards: Limit four (4) entries per presenting donor. Winners will be selected and notified by email on or around June 1, 2017. Instructions on how to redeem the $1,000 gift certificate voucher will be emailed to the address listed in winners’ American Red Cross donor profile. Offer is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Void where prohibited. The voucher can be redeemed at The $1,000 gift card shopping spree prize will be a $1000 SuperCertificate from that may be exchanged for a variety of gift cards from hundreds of popular merchants.

Future blood drives at OWASA

June 22nd

August 23rd

October 26th

December 28th