Blood Centers Finalize Merger

(April 15, 2019) Two of the leading, independent, not-for-profit blood centers in the Southeast, OneBlood, Inc., and Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Inc. (CBCC), have merged effective April 15th.  The news comes just four months after the boards of directors for both organizations announced that CBCC would become part of OneBlood.

The newly formed organization will distribute more than one million blood products annually, serve over 250 hospitals throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama and employ more than 2,500 people.

“CBCC’s decision to join forces with OneBlood creates additional alignment and stability of the blood supply in the Southeastern United States and further ensures a safe, available and affordable blood supply for our hospital partners and their patients”, said Bud Scholl, President and Chief Executive Officer for OneBlood. 

Martin Grable, who has been the CEO of CBCC for the past 15 years transitioned to the OneBlood leadership team and has been named Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. “I am excited to take on this new role and further expand our lifesaving services in the Carolinas and throughout the Southeastern United States”, said Grable.

Integration of CBCC into OneBlood’s state-of-the-art technology and operational platforms is already underway. In addition, CBCC will also changeover to the OneBlood brand.  This includes transforming all of CBCC’s bloodmobiles into OneBlood’s signature Big Red Bus. 


Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening, plus a surprise gift.

One of three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.

 

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