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OneBlood and ISF Team up to Save Lives This Summer

When you donate blood or platelets at an ISF blood drive, OneBlood makes a $10 contribution to ISF for pediatric cancer research.



Isabella Santos Foundation to partner with OneBlood for community blood drive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2020) The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is teaming up with OneBlood on March 7-9th, to host blood drives throughout the Charlotte area on what would have been Isabella’s 15th birthday to honor her life and legacy. Isabella Santos passed away at age seven from a five-year battle with neuroblastoma, a rare type of pediatric cancer. During her treatment, she received numerous blood and platelet transfusions. “OneBlood has been an incredible partner and supporter throughout Isabella’s cancer journey and with our efforts to carry on her legacy to impact the lives of children with cancer,” says Erin Santos, executive director and president of the Isabella Santos Foundation. “We hope you will join us to help honor Isabella’s life and legacy bringing in a record number of blood units for our community over these several days.”

This will be the Isabella Santos Foundation’s largest blood drive yet with locations and mobile units across the city. For every confirmed donation, OneBlood will generously donate $10 back to ISF.  

“We have long valued our relationship with the Isabella Santos Foundation, which is the spirit and manifestation of Isabella’s legacy of community support and caring,” said Martin Grable, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at OneBlood. “It is very rewarding to partner with such a passionate and highly successful group of people dedicated to raising awareness of rare childhood cancers. We encourage the public to make a difference by rolling up their sleeves and giving blood in memory of Isabella [Santos] and to save local lives.”

Check out the full list of March 7-9 donation locations and times below: 

Isabella Santos Center in Ballantyne

12239 N. Community House Road

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Charlotte Center

4447 South Blvd

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, 10 am to 8:00 pm

OneBlood’s Big Red Bus Mobile Units

Isabella Santos Center

12239 N. Community House, Charlotte

Saturday, 8:00 am – 3 pm

Stonecrest /Jersey Mike’s

7716 Rea Road, Charlotte

Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm


1915 Randolph Rd, Charlotte

Monday, 9:00 am to 4 pm

NoDa Brewing

2921 N. Tryon St

Sunday, 12 am to 5 pm

Appointments can be made here.

To view the ISF Blood Drive social share kit, click here.

About Isabella Santos Foundation

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) is a 501(c)3 childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research for rare pediatric cancers, and charities that directly impact the lives of children with cancer. ISF was founded in honor of Isabella Santos from Charlotte, N.C. who lost her battle against neuroblastoma. ISF is committed to improving rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to increase the survival rate of kids with cancer so they can live their dreams. ISF has donated nearly $4 million to date to expand the scope of pediatric cancer research and treatment, and to fill various needs surrounding childhood cancers. For more information, visit www.isabellasantosfoundation.org or connect with ISF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About OneBlood

OneBlood is the local nonprofit, community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to the region’s hospitals. OneBlood collects blood and blood products from volunteer donors in the community to return to the community at the lowest possible cost consistent with the highest possible standards. OneBlood is a member of America’s Blood Centers, North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood centers that provide more than 50 percent of the nation’s blood supply. For more information on hosting a blood drive or donating blood in your area, click here. Connect with OneBlood on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


Why Platelet Donations are Critical

“I donated platelets this morning in honor of Isabella’s life. As I sat in the chair, I mentally thanked the people who had donated when Andrew needed platelets.” -Kelly, Cancer Mom

For the seventh anniversary of Isabella’s passing, we honored her life by hosting our annual week-long platelet drive with OneBlood. We are humbled by the numbers that came in for the week, we cannot thank our donors and supporters enough for their gracious contribution…

  • 117 Scheduled Platelet Appointments
  • 103 Scheduled Whole Blood Appointments
  • 86 Platelet Donations Made
  • 183 Whole Blood Donations Made

Did you know…

  • Platelets are the tiny cells in your blood that help form clots and stop bleeding.
  • Cancer patients are the #1 recipients of platelets due to the harsh effects of chemotherapy treatment.
  • Platelet donations are used within 48-72 hours, so the need for this type of donation is critical.

“We are truly honored by the remarkable turnout for our 2019 platelet drive in honor of Isabella Santos. The dedication shown by the 86 people who stepped up to give this precious gift is outstanding. The time they spent in our donor chairs will help save the lives of patients in our community. We cannot thank the Isabella Santos Foundation, their followers, and our donors enough for their support at this drive and over the years. Through this partnership, OneBlood and ISF have worked to create a happier, healthier community, impacting the lives of countless patients and their families. We look forward to making an even bigger impact together in the years to come.”

Jessica Jankowski, Marketing Administrator for OneBlood 

But don’t stop there… summer is especially hard on blood supply products everywhere and we still need your support!

ISF is helping OneBlood and Atrium Health, Levine Children’s and The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte put out an S.O.S. to all local blood donors to Save Our Summer!

Collections have been down all summer, and local patients – including cancer patients who are the No. 1 recipients of blood – are counting on you to ensure a steady blood supply is available for those in need. The life-saving blood products they require can only come from volunteer donors like you.

The 2nd annual Save Our Summer Blood Drives: 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in the ICU Walkway in Atrium Health Main
  • Friday, July 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in the main floor conference room of Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital (1000 Blythe Blvd. in Charlotte).

Schedule appointment by calling 1.888.9DONATE (1.888.936.6283) or online here.

All presenting blood donors will receive a special limited-edition OneBlood Cooler and $10 eGift card voucher as a thank you. 

Make an appointment by July 16th to be entered to win raffle prizes such as a Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation Foursome, Doc Porters Tour Voucher for four and a bottle of whiskey, Viva Chicken gift cards, and many more prizes! 


239 blood units collected. 717 local lives impacted.

239 blood units collected. 717 local lives impacted.

Thank you to all the donors, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas staff, and all the local businesses who donated snacks and raffle items. We can’t think of a more powerful way to honor Isabella’s life.

Remember, cancer patients are the NUMBER 1 recipients of blood products. It really is one of the easiest ways to make an impact. You can impact up to 3 lives with each blood donation which equals to about one pint.  All who donated on March 9th will be eligible in 56 days (or 8 weeks) to donate again, mark it on your calendar!

Make your next appointment to donate the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.

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