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Lee Health seeking blood donations

By LEE HEALTH - | Mar 10, 2021

Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels.

As home to the regions only trauma center, it is vital that the system’s blood supply remains at healthy levels in order to quickly care for patients needing an urgent transfusion. Blood and blood products are not only used in the trauma center, but also to treat cancer patients, premature babies, anemia and a variety of other conditions.

Lee Health’s blood centers are the sole supplier of all blood products for the entire health system. About 800 units of blood are needed per week, and the blood centers rely on life-saving donations from the community to maintain inventory levels.

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

MARCH 12

– Regional Cancer Center, at 8931 Colonial Center Drive, Fort Myers, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MARCH 13

– South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Association, at 909 S.E. 47th Terrace, Unit 105, Cape Coral, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MARCH 16

– Babcock Ranch Healthy Life Center, at 42880 Crescent Loop, Suite 100, Punta Gorda, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All blood donated at Lee Health stays within the system to care for patients in Southwest Florida. If unable to attend a drive, donations can also be made at one of Lee Health’s blood centers. For more information on how and where to donate, visit https://www.leehealth.org/our-services/blood-centers.