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An urgent appeal for O positive blood

January 30, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

Lee Memorial Blood Center is appealing to the community for O positive blood donors to donate as soon as possible. Since Lee Memorial Health System serves a 5-county radius, usage of blood and blood products need to be readily available. Blood and blood products are not only needed in the trauma center but also to treat cancer patients, premature babies, anemia, and the list goes on and on.

Lee Memorial Blood Center is a hospital-based blood center. We are the sole supplier of all blood products for Lee Memorial Health System hospitals and no blood is ever exported out of the area. We rely on the community to donate blood, which in turn, helps support neighbors, friends and loved ones.

Though we are in urgent need of O positive blood, all types are welcome as 800 units of blood are used each week to serve our community.

We thank our loyal blood donors for their heroic act of kindness which enables others to live and celebrate another day.

Call 239-343-2333 to find a blood center or blood drive near you or visit our website for more information , visit Lee Memorial Health System: Blood Centers.



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