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Lee Health in search of donated blood

Current blood supply is below a critical level

January 1, 2022 – Lee Health is experiencing an extreme blood shortage and is seeking donated blood to help replenish supply levels. Current blood supplies are below critical levels and Lee Health blood centers are in dire need of donors.

As housing the only trauma center in the region, it is essential that the healthcare system’s blood supply remains at healthy levels in order to quickly manage patients requiring 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 Blood Centers are the sole supplier of all blood products for the entire healthcare system. About 800 units of blood are needed per week, and blood centers rely on vital donations from the community to maintain inventory levels.

The Lee Health Blood Mobile will be in multiple locations in Southwest Florida in January. Click here for dates and times.

Monday January 3e

City of Fort Myers 9 am-3pm, 2200 Second St., Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Thursday January 6e

Saluscare 8-10 a.m., 3763 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Norman sweets of love 11 am-3pm, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33913

Riverwoods plantation 8 am-2pm, 4600, boulevard Robert E. Lee E., Estero, Florida 33928

friday january 7e

Royal Shell Realty 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., 1870 Clayton Ct., Fort Myers, Florida 33907

Saturday 8 Januarye

Amavida 9 am-1pm, 7820 Fanning Ct., Fort Myers, Florida 33907

South Cape Hotel and Entertainment Association 11 am-4pm, 909 SE 47e Ter., Unit # 105, Cape Coral, FL 33904

Monday January 10e

Lee Physician’s Group Family / Internal Medicine 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 9131 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, Florida 33919

Tuesday January 11e

Laurel Estates 8 am-1pm, 2760 Deerfield Dr., North Fort Myers, Florida 33917

Thursday January 13e

Goldberg, Noone, Abraham 2 p.m.-5 p.m., 1533 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

saturday january 15e

American Legion # 90 12 pm-5pm, 1401 SE 47e St., Cape Coral, Florida 33904

Sunday January 16e

Citygate Ministries 9 am-1pm, 1735 Jackson St., Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Faith Presbyterian Church 8:30 am-12:30pm, 4544 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904

Tuesday, January 18e

Lee County Government 9 am-3pm, Corner of Second Street & Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Assembly of the New Life of God 1 p.m.-6 p.m., 5146 Leonard Blvd., S. Lehigh Acres, FL 33973

wednesday january 19e

Grand Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce 8 am-1pm, 2310 Edwards Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33901

friday january 21st

The Groves RV Resort 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 16175 John Morris Rd., Fort Myers, Florida 33908

Sunday 23 Januarye

New Hope Presbyterian Church 8 am-1pm, 10051 Plantation Rd., Fort Myers, Florida 33966

Monday January 24e

Cap-Royal Golf Club 10 am-3pm, 11460 Royal Tee Cir., Cape Coral, FL 33991

Tuesday 25 Januarye

North Fort Myers Parks and Recreation Health Show 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 2000 N. Recreation Way, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Thursday January 27e

Blueway RV Village 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 19370 S. Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers, Florida 33908

R&L Global Logistics 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., 16520 S. Tamiami Trl., # 180, Fort Myers, Florida 33908

saturday 29 januarye

Estero Health and Wellness Fair 8 am-12pm, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, FL 33928

Sunday January 30e

Assembly of the Faith of God 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 7101 Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Riverside Church 8 am-1pm, 8660 Daniels Pkwy., Fort Myers, Florida 33912

Monday January 31st

Lee tran 9 am-1pm, 3401 Metro Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Raintree RV Resort 12 pm-5pm, 19250 N. Tamiami Trl., North Fort Myers, FL 33903

All blood donated to Lee Health stays in the healthcare system to care for patients in Southwest Florida. If you are 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, please visit Lee Health Blood Centers.

About Lee Health

Since the first hospital opened in 1916, Lee Health has been a leader in healthcare in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A not-for-profit integrated health service organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every person served, with an emphasis on healthy living and the maintenance of good health. Staffed with caring, health-inspiring people, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient care centers, walk-in medical centers, doctor’s offices. primary and specialist care and other services along the continuum of care. Learn more about www.LeeHealth.org [scanmail.trustwave.com].


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