Lee Health remains in need of blood donations amid pandemic

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Lee Health says it’s hosting multiple blood drives to meet its significant need for blood donors in the community.

According to the Lee Health Facebook post, amid the pandemic, many blood drives have been canceled, putting immense pressure on the healthcare system.

See its list of upcoming blood drives below, where you can support the regional health system:

12/5 Norman Love Confections 11-3, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33913 (Norman Love will be giving away free cookies to donors)
12/5 Pine Island Moose Lodge, 8-12, 8903 Stringfellow Rd. Saint James City, FL 33956
12/7 Promenade, 11-3 26795 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
12/12 Spectra Apartments, 10-2, 5500 Spectra Cir. Fort Myers, FL 33908
12/14 Lee Health Coconut Point 10-3, 23450 Via Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
12/14 Lee Health Cardiology, 9-1, 16261 Bass Rd., Suite 300, Fort Myers, FL 33908
12/17 Lee County VA Clinic 10am-4pm, 2489 Diplomat Pkwy E., Cape Coral, FL 33909
12/21 Hyatt Place Coconut Point, 1-4, 23120 Via Villagio, Estero, FL 33928
12/27/20 Red Cross 9-1ΒΈ 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919
12/31 Royal Scoop Ice Cream, Bonita 11-4, 15 8th Street Unit D, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
1/2/21 Bell Tower Shops, 12-5, 5100 Bell Tower Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Blood donations with Lee Health Blood Center are kept at Lee health’s four acute care hospitals β€” Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital.

Blood also benefits patients at Lee Health’s specialty hospitals β€” Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Rehabilitation Hospital, Regional Cancer Center and Lee Health Coconut Point.

Lee Health said blood used for patient care must be continuously replenished to maintain a constant blood supply.

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