Here are just some of the reasons why donating blood is a great idea:
Needles and bags used to collect blood are used only once and discarded, which makes spread of infection to the donor not possible.
Following registration, you will answer simple medical history questions and receive a mini-physical. You will then be seated in a comfortable chair while you donate.
The entire life-saving process takes approximately 45 minutes. The actual donation time is only 5-10 minutes.
Whole blood donations are processed into a variety of blood components. Each donation can save the life of a person with leukemia, cancer, anemia, and those undergoing surgery for illness or injury. Your donation will help ensure an adequate supply for both children and adults who are patients within Lee Health.
All blood donated stays to help the patients within Lee Health.
Questions about donating - call Lee Health Blood Center at 239-343-2333.
Blood donations with Lee Health 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 — Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Rehabilitation Hospital — and patients receiving treatment at the Regional Cancer Center and Lee Health Coconut Point.
The blood used for patient care has to be continuously replenished to maintain a constant blood supply.
This means our blood centers need a total of 800 donors a week.
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 Health 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:
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