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Lee Health seeks blood donations

By LEE HEALTH - | Jul 28, 2021

Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels. Current blood supplies are critically low, and Lee Health’s blood centers are in urgent need of donors.

As home to the region’s 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 to saving donations from the community to maintain inventory levels.

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

– Today, July 28: Babcock Ranch Healthy Life Center, at 42880 Crescent Loop, Unit 100, Punta Gorda, from 1 to 5 p.m.

– July 30: Galeana, at 14375 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– July 31: Pine Island Moose Lodge, at 8903 Stringfellow Road, Saint James City, from 8 a.m. to noon

– July 31: South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Association, at 909 S.E. 47th Terrace, Unit 105, Cape Coral, from 10 a.m. to 2 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.