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City hosting blood drive to meet community need

By Staff | Jun 3, 2020

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.

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.