OWASA blood drive on Dec. 29, 2014

Donors are needed in the blood drive at OWASA on Monday, Dec. 29th  from 10 AM to 2:30 PM. The drive will be in the Community Room on the lower floor of OWASA’s Administration Building, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. For a map showing OWASA’s location, please click here.

“During the winter months, holiday activities often conflict with donation appointments for many donors, creating a greater need for donations during this time,” said Sharon Pitt, CEO of the Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Each donation given offers hope to patients in need who are spending the holiday season in the hospital.”

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 will receive a free T-shirt.

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 more information, please contact Kelly Thompson at 919-537-4370 or kthompson@owasa.org, or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter “owasa” as the sponsor code.

Walk-ins are welcome after noon. Information is also available from the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or www.redcrossblood.org.

Next OWASA blood drive: February 26, 2015, 10 AM - 2:30 PM