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City hosting blood drive to meet community need

June 3, 2020
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The City of Sanibel is sponsoring the Lee Health Blood Center's Bloodmobile on June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.

Donors are encouraged to wear face masks and will receive a mini-physical that will include check of temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and hemoglobin.

Donors must be 17 years or older and weight at least 115 pounds.

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The Lee Health System is currently in tremendous need of blood to meet local needs. Donating with Lee Health ensures donations stay in the community. Just a single pint of blood can help save the lives of several people. Donations can be separated into its different components; platelets may go to a child with leukemia, plasma to a patient with a clotting problem, and red blood cells to an accident victim.



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