Further Ensuring Safe, Available and Affordable Blood for the Southeastern United States
(December 17, 2018) The Board of Directors for OneBlood, Inc., the not-for-profit blood center serving Florida as well as areas of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, and the Board of Directors for Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Inc. (CBCC), the not-for-profit blood center that operates in the Carolinas, announced they have approved a letter of intent for CBCC to become part of OneBlood through a merger. The merger is expected to take place in early 2019.
“CBCC’s decision to join forces with OneBlood will create additional alignment of the blood supply in the southeastern United States and further ensure a safe, available and affordable blood supply for our hospital partners and their patients”, said George “Bud” Scholl, President and CEO of OneBlood.
“Merging with OneBlood is the right thing to do for our community and the merger will provide opportunity to expand our lifesaving services in the Carolinas”, said Martin Grable, President and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.
The merged organization will distribute more than 1.1 million blood products annually, service more than 250 hospitals throughout the southeast and employ close to 2,500 people.
The due diligence period will begin immediately. In the meantime, the centers will continue operations without any changes in service or leadership.
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 Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. OneBlood distributes more than one million blood products annually, operates more than 80 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
About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 29 regional hospitals, serving 19 North Carolina counties and three South Carolina counties. CBCC focuses exclusively on gathering red blood cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors and has been serving the community since 2002. To learn more about Community Blood Center of the Carolinas please visit www.cbcc.us.