Lee Health schedules blood drives for January

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Image: MGN

Lee Health continues to be in urgent need of blood donations to replenish low supply levels, and they’ve scheduled several drives for the month of January.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many canceled blood drives and the depletion of the health system’s supply. Type O+ remains critically low, and supply levels for all other blood types are also below normal.

“We are in critical need of donations as blood inventories are at some of their lowest levels since the start of the pandemic,” said Jeremy Puckett, Blood Center supervisor at Lee Health. “Maintaining a constant blood supply ensures optimal treatment for all children and adult patients who need it.”

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

Jan. 2: Rural King, 26831 S. Tamiami Tr., Bonita Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jan. 2: Bell Tower Shops, 13499 US 41 SE, Fort Myers, Noon – 5 p.m.

Jan. 5: The South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Association, 909 SE 47th Ter., Unit 105, Cape Coral, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jan. 5: Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 6: Lee Physician Group – College Pointe, 9131 College Point Ct., Fort Myers, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Jan. 6: The Cape Coral Rotary Club, 4646 S.E. 10th Pl., Cape Coral, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Jan. 7: HealthPark Medical Center (front entrance), 9981 HealthPark Dr., Fort Myers, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 11: Lynx Services, 6351 Bayshore Rd., Suite 18, N. Fort Myers, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Jan. 12: Babcock Ranch Healthy Life Center, 42880 Crescent Loop #100, Punta Gorda, Noon – 5 p.m.

Jan. 13: Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S, Fort Myers, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 14: Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jan. 15: Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Jan. 16: 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. If you’re 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, click here.

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