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Carolina Blood Drive: May 3 in Smith Center

Chancellor Guskiewicz donating blood.

The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to donate blood at the 35th annual Carolina Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in the Dean E. Smith Center.

For 35 years, the Carolina Blood Drive has potentially impacted more than 110,000 lives through blood donations. Show you bleed Carolina blue and help us reach 100,000 more. Free parking is available or ride the bus with Chapel Hill Transit to the Smith Center. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative blood drive T-shirt and free food.

Schedule your appointment today: call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit RedCrossBlood.org, or use the Blood Donor App and enter sponsor code UNC. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are encouraged.

Volunteer to help. If you can’t give blood but would like to help, join us as a volunteer. Volunteers are needed for many tasks at the drive. Sign up to volunteer!

Learn more about this longstanding Carolina tradition from WCHL’s Brighton McConnell.

View photos from the 2022 Carolina Holiday Blood Drive.

When can I give blood again?

As we plan our May drive, take a minute to make sure you are eligible to give. This website https://whencanigiveblood.com/ lets you put in the date of your last donation to see when you are able to give again. The calculator looks at whole blood, power red and platelet donations.