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Lee Health in urgent need of blood donations

By LEE HEALTH - | Jan 8, 2021

Lee Health is in urgent need of blood donations to help replenish low supply levels.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many canceled blood drives and the depletion of the health system’s supply. Type O+ remains critically low, and supply levels for all other blood types are also below normal. Lee Health is asking the community to please consider making a donation.

“We are in critical need of donations as blood inventories are at some of their lowest levels since the start of the pandemic,” Jeremy Puckett, Blood Center supervisor with Lee Health, said. “Maintaining a constant blood supply ensures optimal treatment for all children and adult patients who need it.”

The Lee Health Blood Mobile will be at the following locations this month:

– Jan. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Lynx Services, at 6351 Bayshore Road, Suite 18, North Fort Myers

– Jan. 12 from noon to 5 p.m.

Babcock Ranch Healthy Life Center, at 42880 Crescent Loop, Unit 100, Punta Gorda

– Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Florida Gulf Coast University, at 10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers

– Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office, at 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers

– Jan. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral, at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral

– Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, at 2310 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers

Blood donations are essential for trauma and cancer patients. All blood donated at Lee Health stays within the health system to care for patients in Southwest Florida. If unable to attend one of the upcoming blood drives, donations can also be made at one of Lee Health’s blood centers to help save lives.

For more information on how and where to donate, visit www.leehealth.org/our-services/blood-centers.