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 and into parts of South Georgia and Alabama.
OneBlood collects nearly one million units of blood annually, employs approximately 2,000 people, operates more than 70 donor centers, and deploys nearly 200 of its signature Big Red Buses throughout its service area for blood drives. To learn more about OneBlood please visit www.oneblood.org.
Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, OneBlood held blood drives at Palm Beach County Public Schools resulting in a collection of nearly 8,322 pints of blood. Due to the generosity of students, faculty and parents over 24,966 lives were touched by these life-saving donations.
This collaboration allows the students to give back to their community in a personal and profound way. In addition:
- default_titleEach student received a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Students were able to use their online OneBlood account to track their results over time and view any trends with their numbers.
- default_titleStudents on the blood drive committee learned project management skills.
- default_titleStudents learned the importance of social responsibility and helping others in need.
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