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Lee Health in desperate need of blood donations

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 09:43:41-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Lee Health says they are in urgent need of blood donations to replenish low supply levels.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many canceled blood drives and depleting the health system’s supply.

Lee Health needs type O+. It is critically low, and supply levels for all other blood types are also below normal.

Lee Health is asking the community to consider please donating.

The Lee Health Blood Mobile will be at numerous locations throughout Southwest Florida in January:

  • 1/2/21 – Rural King, 26831 S. Tamiami Tr., Bonita Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 1/2/21 – Bell Tower Shops, 13499 US 41 SE, Fort Myers, Noon – 5 p.m.
  • 1/5/21 – The South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Association, 909 SE 47th Ter., Unit 105, Cape Coral, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 1/5/21 – Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 1/6/21 – Lee Physician Group – College Pointe, 9131 College Point Ct., Fort Myers, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 1/6/21 – The Cape Coral Rotary Club, 4646 S.E. 10th Pl., Cape Coral, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • 1/7/21 – HealthPark Medical Center (front entrance), 9981 HealthPark Dr., Fort Myers, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • 1/11/21 – Lynx Services, 6351 Bayshore Rd., Suite 18, N. Fort Myers, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 1/12/21 – Babcock Ranch Healthy Life Center, 42880 Crescent Loop #100, Punta Gorda, Noon – 5 p.m.
  • 1/12/21 – Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 1/14/21 – Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 1/19/21 – Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 1/26/21 – Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, 2310 Edwards Dr., Fort Myers, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

For more information on how and where to donate, click here.