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Blood supply is critically low

Lee Health says its blood supply is at a dangerously low level and is looking for anyone eligible to give blood to do so as soon as possible.

Lee Health Blood Center Supervisor Jeremy Puckett explains how high the stakes are.

“The blood supply is at a critical level," Puckett said. "We have been at a critical level for quite some time now. And coming out of the holiday, right now we are teetering on the edge of whether or not we’re able to maintain all of the procedures that we have going on, with the current blood supply.”

If you are 16 years old and in good health, consider donating.

The health center has four fixed-site locations—at Cape Coral and Lee Memorial hospitals, Summerlin Crossing shopping center, and at the Bonita Community Health Center, which are open Monday through Friday. Bloodmobiles are out in the community every day.

All donations stay within the local Lee Health system.

“Anything collected at our fixed sites  or on those green bloodmobiles will be used to benefit your friends, your  neighbors,  your family that’s in this community," Puckett went on to say. "It will all stay here within the health system.”

See locations below, or call the Lee Health donor center at 239-343-2333.

Click here for fixed-site blood bank locations.

Upcoming Blood Drives:
Friday, January 7th

Royal Shell Realty 1pm-4pm, 1870 Clayton Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33907

Saturday, January 8th

Amavida 9am-1pm, 7820 Fanning Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33907

The South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Association 11am-4pm, 909 SE 47th Ter., Unit #105, Cape Coral, FL 33904

Monday, January 10th

Lee Physician’s Group Family/Internal Medicine 9am-12pm, 9131 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919

Tuesday, January 11th

Laurel Estates 8am-1pm, 2760 Deerfield Dr., North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Thursday, January 13th

Goldberg, Noone, Abraham 2pm-5pm, 1533 Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Saturday, January 15th

American Legion #90 12pm-5pm, 1401 SE 47th St., Cape Coral, FL 33904

Sunday, January 16th

Citygate Ministries 9am-1pm, 1735 Jackson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Faith Presbyterian Church 8:30am-12:30pm, 4544 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904

Tuesday, January 18th

Lee County Government 9am-3pm, Corner of Second Street & Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901

New Life Assembly of God 1pm-6pm, 5146 Leonard Blvd., S. Lehigh Acres, FL 33973

Wednesday, January 19th

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce 8am-1pm, 2310 Edwards Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Friday, January 21st

The Groves RV Resort 9am-12pm, 16175 John Morris Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33908

Sunday, January 23rd

New Hope Presbyterian Church 8am-1pm, 10051 Plantation Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33966

Monday, January 24th

Cape Royal Golf Club 10am-3pm, 11460 Royal Tee Cir., Cape Coral, FL 33991

Tuesday, January 25th 

North Fort Myers Parks and Rec Health Fair 9am-12pm, 2000 N. Recreation Way, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Thursday, January 27th

Blueway RV Village 9am-12pm, 19370 S. Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers, FL 33908

R & L Global Logistics 1pm-4pm, 16520 S. Tamiami Trl., #180, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Saturday, January 29th

Estero Health & Wellness Fair 8am-12pm, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, FL 33928

Sunday, January 30th

Faith Assembly of God 9am-12:30pm, 7101 Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Riverside Church 8am-1pm, 8660 Daniels Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33912

Monday, January 31st

Lee Tran 9am-1pm, 3401 Metro Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Raintree RV Resort 12pm-5pm,19250 N. Tamiami Trl., North Fort Myers, FL 33903