BOLD Companies is excited to announce that this fall, we will be hosting our first-ever blood drive on the Big Red Bus® through Oneblood! With a rise in the number of trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries, the demand for blood has reached an all-time high. In turn, the need for blood is depleting our nation’s blood inventory. BOLD is calling on our community to come together and donate blood for those that desperately need it!
WHEN: Wednesday, September 15th from 1-6 PM
WHERE: Governors Club Realty Parking Lot | 10100 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
HOW TO SIGNUP: Click here to signup and schedule your time slot!
ABOUT BLOOD DONATION: To donate blood, you must be in good health, 16 years of age (16-year-olds need a completed and signed Parental Consent Form) or older, and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. On your blood donation day, wear comfortable clothing, preferably with a short-sleeve shirt. Bring your ID and a list of any medications you are taking.
ABOUT ONEBLOOD: “OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.
We distribute nearly one million blood products annually, employ more than 2,000 people, operate more than 80 donor centers and deploy nearly 200 of our signature Big Red Buses throughout our service area for blood drives (view a map of the OneBlood service area).
OneBlood has multiple laboratories, manufacturing and distribution sites strategically located throughout our service area enabling quick response to hospital needs and availability of blood products (watch a video about the journey of your blood).
Safety of the blood supply is OneBlood’s top priority. Every unit of blood undergoes more than a dozen tests to ensure it is safe for transfusion. Regardless of where the blood is donated in our service area, all blood samples are delivered via a OneBlood courier to Creative Testing Solutions (CTS), our state-of-the-art testing facility in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The blood center is heavily regulated by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We are required to follow all FDA rules and are subject to planned and unplanned inspections to ensure complete compliance.” – oneblood.org
To learn more about donating, head to Oneblood’s website at https://www.oneblood.org/