How You Can Help Your Community


Last Updated on October 20, 2020

Susan Forbes discusses how OneBlood has adapted during the pandemic and how you can help your community.

*Captions available in both English and Spanish

Are you looking for a way to help others and make a positive impact during this time? Are you a regular blood donor who has paused your donations since the pandemic heightened? OneBlood is bridging the gap and making it accessible for people to not only lend a hand to those in need, but also provide an additional treatment option to COVID-19 patients through a special plasma collection. As part of our ongoing coverage of COVID-19, with our friends at Florida Blue Medicare, Growing Bolder touches base with Susan Forbes, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for OneBlood, to discuss how OneBlood has adapted during the pandemic and how you can help your community.

Forbes serves as the senior leader in creating innovative and groundbreaking communication and public relation initiatives that bring heightened awareness to the need for a ready and diverse blood supply. She has been recognized for creating a robust video storytelling program that puts OneBlood donors, team members, blood recipients and hospital partners in the spotlight.

Susan is the Director and Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary, “Lifeline: The Untold Story of Saving the Pulse Survivors” available on Amazon Prime Video. Lifeline is a groundbreaking production that details the vital role blood donors played in saving the lives of people injured in the Pulse nightclub tragedy that unfolded

This story is part of a new series launched by Growing Bolder and Florida Blue Medicare, Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Learn more at And follow Growing Bolder and Florida Blue Medicare on Facebook for regular Facebook Live conversations.