Palm Beach Outlets Hosts OneBlood Donation Drive

Palm Beach Outlets Hosts OneBlood Donation Drive

Month-Long Blood Drive Continues through April 20, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (April 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets ( will host OneBlood’s Big Red Bus to help ensure a ready blood supply. The blood drives will take place at Palm Beach Outlets at the Congress Street entrance from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 3 to April 6; April 10 to April 13; and April 17 to April 20, 2020. OneBlood is a not-for-profit blood center serving Florida and much of the southeastern United States.

“In these challenging times Palm Beach Outlets is pleased to host this vital blood drive,” says Trina Holmsted, Marketing Director of Palm Beach Outlets.“The need for blood donations never stops. OneBlood provides a safe, convenient way to donate and help our fellow Americans,” she adds.

“We value our partnership with the Palm Beach Outlets and their commitment to helping ensure a ready blood supply at all time,” says Susan Forbes, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations.

General Safety

It is safe to donate blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.

OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols

  • OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.
  • Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.
  • At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:
    • Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.
    • Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant/wipes. (This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors).
    • Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
    • Conducting donor mini physicals, including temperature check (this will be done prior to donors registering) to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
    • Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood. 
    • As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.
    • Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.

Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor Center

At blood drives only one to four persons will be permitted on the bus at any one time, separated within proper social distancing guidelines. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the Big Red Bus until they are called in to donate blood. Chairs will be provided for them to sit outside while enjoying a snack and beverage under a covered area.

Appointments Encouraged

While walk-ins will be accepted, donors are encouraged to make online appointments at This will further assist with social distancing efforts and help with donor flow.



OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 250 hospital partners and their patients throughout Florida and into areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. OneBlood distributes more than one million blood products annually, operates nearly 90 donor centers and deploys close to 200 of its signature Big Red Buses throughout its service area for blood drives. To learn more about OneBlood please visit

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