Blood Donations with Lee Memorial Blood Center remain in our four acute care hospitals--Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital, which houses the only Trauma Center within a five--county radius. Blood also benefits patients at our specialty hospitals--The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital--and patients receiving treatment at the Regional Cancer Center.
The blood used for patient care has to be continuously replenished in order to maintain a constant blood supply. This means our blood centers need a total of 800 donors a week.
Depending upon the reason for your doctor's visit, this checklist can help you prepare.
Did you know that every time you donate blood, you receive a mini-physical at no cost. At our blood centers, you will be checked for the following:
Just a single pint of blood can help save the lives of several people. Your donation can be separated into its different components; the platelets may go to a child with leukemia, the plasma to a patient with a clotting problem and the red blood cells to an accident victim.
Help ensure that adequate supplies of blood are available for you, your family and others in our community.
Call 239-343-2333 for the location of the Lee Memorial Blood Center nearest you.
To donate blood you must:
There are several reasons a potential donor is deferred from donating, including:
There are many medications that you can take and still be allowed to donate, including:
If you are on a prescription medication and it is not mentioned above, please check with the Lee Memorial Blood Center staff for further clarification.
Here are just some of the reasons why donating blood is a great idea.
Questions about donating - call Lee Memorial Blood Center at 239-343-2333.