FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 4, 2022) – Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is co-hosting a blood drive with Owen-Ames-Kimball in partnership with Lee Health on Thursday, August 11, to help alleviate the critical blood shortage in Lee County. The blood drive will take place 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gateway Branch, located at 11691 Gateway Boulevard.
Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels. Current blood supplies are critically low, especially Type O blood and Lee Health’s blood centers are in urgent need of donors. It is vital that the blood supply remains at healthy levels to quickly care for patients needing an urgent transfusion. Blood and blood products are not only used in trauma centers, 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 and approximately 800 units of blood are needed per week. To sign up to donate, email Amy McQuagge at [email protected].