ESTERO, Fla. May 20, 2020 – Hertz today announced it is partnering with Florida-based OneBlood, one of the largest not-for-profit blood centers in the country serving parts of the southeastern United States, to host blood drives at Hertz locations in Florida and Georgia to help ensure a ready blood supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hertz, which is also headquartered in Florida, will provide $25 rental vouchers to all donors who give blood at 13 designated Hertz locations.
“With thousands of Hertz locations across the country and many in Georgia and Florida, it’s important to us to support these communities, especially in times of need,” said Jodi Allen, Hertz Chief Marketing and Customer Care Officer. “We’re proud to partner with OneBlood to help communities maintain a vital blood supply by hosting their Big Red Buses at Hertz neighborhood locations.”
Hertz has identified 13 car rental locations in Florida and Georgia for OneBlood’s Big Red Buses to accept appointments for donations, including Hertz’s world headquarters in Estero, Fla., and rental locations in Miami Gardens, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Orlando, Kissimmee, Orange Park, Jacksonville, Pensacola and Saint Marys, GA.
“No matter the circumstances, blood is still needed. Cancer patients, premature babies, sickle cell patients and trauma patients are among the thousands of people who depend on blood donors to live,” said Susan Forbes, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for OneBlood. “We value our partnership with Hertz and their commitment to helping ensure a ready blood supply is available at all times.”
The U.S. Surgeon General and the FDA have stated that it remains safe to donate blood. All blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow strict guidelines on how they operate. OneBlood meets all FDA guidelines and all team members follow strict safety protocols.
In addition to receiving a $25 voucher toward a rental for use at a Hertz neighborhood location nationwide, donors will receive a free OneBlood gift and wellness checkup.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate at a Hertz blood donation site, please visit oneblood.org/hertz or call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283).
Hertz, one of the most recognized brands in the world and currently ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power, has a long-standing legacy of providing a fast and easy experience designed to make every journey special. It starts with top-rated vehicles to fit every traveler’s needs, delivered with a caring touch and personalized services including its award-winning Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program, Ultimate Choice, Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR, Mobile Wi-Fi, and more. Beyond car rental, Hertz is one of the top 10 sellers of pre-owned vehicles in the U.S. with more than 80 Hertz Car Sales retail locations nationwide. Wherever and whenever you need to go, at Hertz, we’re here to get you there. To learn more or to reserve a vehicle, visit Hertz.com.
Hertz pioneered the car rental industry more than 100 years ago and today is owned by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. which includes Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation.
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 www.oneblood.org.