Blood drive on August 23rd

Red Cross offers $5 e-gift cards to people who come to give blood at OWASA on August 23rd  

The American Red Cross and OWASA invite you to experience the joy of giving by donating blood at OWASA on Wednesday, August 23rd. 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.

“To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors,” said Maya Franklin, External Communications Manager of the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again.”  

Everyone who comes to the blood drive will receive a Target eGiftCardTM* for $5. It is necessary to provide an e-mail address to receive the card.

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 and younger must also meet 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

* Restrictions apply. Additional information and details are available at The Bullseye Design, Target and Target GiftCard are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards. Target is not a participating partner in or sponsor of this offer.

Future blood drives at OWASA                         

October 26th

December 28th