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updated: 12/28/2017 9:29 AM

OneBlood awards Medline new distribution agreement

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  • Northfield-based Medline Industries, with operations in Mundelein is working with OneBlood, a not-for-profit blood center.

    Northfield-based Medline Industries, with operations in Mundelein is working with OneBlood, a not-for-profit blood center.
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Medline said it has been awarded a distribution agreement with OneBlood, a not-for-profit blood center serving Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

The three-year agreement will take effect Jan. 1, 2018 and is expected to provide OneBlood with additional cost savings on a wide range of medical-surgical supplies. Products covered in the agreement include personal protective apparel, exam gloves and medical consumable products.

"Medline is committed to providing high quality supplies to ensure OneBlood is able to perform at their very best," says Joe Waldron, vice president of national accounts, Medline, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products with patient-centered solutions, services and expertise across the continuum of care. "As a leading manufacturer of medical-surgical supplies, we are dedicated toward utilizing our supply chain expertise to allow OneBlood to achieve their saving initiatives."

"Medline has done an outstanding job optimizing our product mix and creating effective logistics to put the supplies at the point of use," says Terri Knoblock, OneBlood's director of procurement and warehousing.

Headquartered in Northfield, Medline offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care.