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City to host blood drive for Lee Health

By CITY OF SANIBEL - | Jun 9, 2021

The city of Sanibel is sponsoring the Lee Health Blood Center’s Bloodmobile on June 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.

Donors must wear facial coverings 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.

To reduce wait time, donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment by emailing crystal.mansell@mysanibel.com and providing their name, contact information and preferred appointment times. Appointments run in half-hour increments from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments do fill quickly and they will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, walk-ins will be accepted and will be worked in between those with confirmed appointments.

The Lee Health System is in tremendous need of blood to meet local demands. 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; the platelets may go to a child with leukemia, plasma to a patient with a clotting problem and red blood cells to an accident victim.