Bento, OneBlood team up for statewide blood drive

6 Central Florida locations are participating


ORLANDO, Fla. – OneBlood is teaming up with Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi for a blood drive taking place across the state on Friday.

OneBlood will be accepting donations at participating Bento locations. As a thank you, donors will receive a coupon for a free bento roll or classic bowl, a $10 gift card to Bento and a OneBlood fleece blanket, according to a news release.


OneBlood will also be offering donors a free wellness checkup, which includes a check of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening.

Six Bento locations in Central Florida are participating. You can find the full list of locations below:

  • 12851 Narcoossee Road Orlando, FL 32832
  • 501 Orlando Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789
  • 12250 Strategy Blvd. Orlando, FL 32817
  • 7335 West Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32819
  • 15 Alafaya Wood Blvd. Suite 107, Oviedo, FL 32765
  • 3254 Margaritaville Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34747

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OneBlood recently did a similar partnership with Bonefish Grill locations in the Orlando area.

Hospital demand for blood has increased by 13% because of rescheduled surgeries from prior months and OneBlood is down 100,000 donors compared to years prior, according to a news release.

To make an appointment or find additional participating locations, click here.

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About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.