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Blood Drive at The Breeze Friday

By Staff | Jun 28, 2012

The Cape Coral Breeze will be host a bloodmobile drive with the Lee Memorial Blood Center on Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m at the Breeze Newspapers office at 2510 Del Prado Blvd.

At the Lee Memorial Health System, donated blood goes to help save the lives of patients at local community-owned hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital of SW Florida, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital. In addition to the five hospitals, the blood center also services the Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital and the new Lee Memorial Cancer Center.

Every time you donate blood, you will receive vital health checks at no cost. You will be checked for the following:

* Pulse Rate

* Blood Pressure

* Body Temperature

* Blood Type

* Hemoglobin (iron level)

* Cholesterol test (non-fasting)

To donate blood you must:

* Weigh at least 115 lbs.

* Be at least 17 years old, 16 years old with signed parental consent

* Be in general good health no colds, flu, sore throat, etc.

* Photo ID, with DOB, if new donor

Just one single pint of blood can help save the lives of several people. Donation can be separated into its different components: the platelets may go to a child with leukemia, the plasma to a patient with a clotting problem and the red blood cells to an accident victim.

Call 343-2333 for additional information.