Current Blood Supply is Below Critically Low

January 1, 2022 — Lee Health is experiencing an extreme blood shortage and seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels. Current blood supplies are below critically low, and Lee Health’s blood centers are in urgent need of donors.

As home to the region’s only trauma center, it is vital that the health system’s blood supply remains at healthy levels in order to quickly care for patients needing an urgent transfusion. Blood and blood products are not only used in the trauma center, but also to treat cancer patients, premature babies, anemia and a variety of other conditions. 

Lee Health’s blood centers are the sole supplier of all blood products for the entire health system. About 800 units of blood are needed per week, and the blood centers rely on life-saving donations from the community to maintain inventory levels.

The Lee Health Blood Mobile will be at numerous locations throughout Southwest Florida in January. Click here for dates and times.

Monday, January 3rd

City of Fort Myers 9am-3pm, 2200 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Thursday, January 6th

Saluscare 8am-10am, 3763 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Norman Love Confections 11am-3pm, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913

Riverwoods Plantation 8am-2pm, 4600 Robert E. Lee Blvd. E., Estero, FL 33928

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

All blood donated at Lee Health stays within the health system to care for patients in Southwest Florida. If 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, please visit Lee Health Blood Centers.

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org [scanmail.trustwave.com].