Meet Hudson

Sharing diverse, remarkable, and inspiring real-life stories is what the I am OneBlood movement is all about.

Host a Blood Drive

Become an agent of change and host a blood drive.

chair person receiving materials

Our Service Area

We are committed to saving lives in your community.

Hands holding mobile phone on blurred city as background

Earn Rewards

You get rewarded every time you donate with OneBlood.

Maximize you rewards logo with confetti background


Clermont, Florida

I was born with sickle cell anemia, a hereditary disease. I have the form SS, which can be more severe. Often people like me can require monthly blood transfusions. I have had 4 since I turned 8 months old.

Any little thing can send me to the hospital and cause me to need a blood transfusion, even the common cold. My doctor hopes to avoid the need for monthly transfusions. That means that I have had to stay away from my family so I can stay safe


Transfusions and hospitalizations have been very challenging for me, especially with all the needle pokes. My blood doesn't flow so well through my body, and it gets stuck in my organs. This is very painful for me, but this is how blood transfusions help me. It gives me healthy blood that helps my organs function.

In my 19 months, I've been hospitalized over a half dozen times. Many of those times I required a transfusion. My mommy, daddy and bro bro are all thankful for all blood donors who help people like me.

Read More Stories

How You Can Help

About Blood

Learn more about blood, why blood is needed, and how blood is used.

Blood 101

Hosting a Blood Drive

Become an agent of change and host a blood drive today.

Blood Drive

Donation Methods

Learn more about what to expect when donating blood.