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Bloodmobile to collect donations at Moose Lodge Sept. 25

By Staff | Sep 21, 2021

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The Lee Health Bloodmobile will be visiting the Pine Island Moose Lodge at 8903 Stringfellow Road in St. James City on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. All the blood collected remains in Lee Health, which includes the Golisano Children’s Hospital of SW Florida, the Regional Cancer Center and the only Trauma Center (which is located in the Lee Memorial Hospital) within a 5-county radius. The blood also supports Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center.

One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. You never know when you or someone you know or love will need blood. So come out and “Give the Gift of Life!”

All donors will receive a free health checkup, cholesterol screening and gift.

New studies show that donating blood improves your overall cardiovascular health. Regularly donating blood helps men in particular to reduce the amount of iron in the blood. This can reduce the chance of heart attack by 88%. Additionally, regular blood donation can lower the risk of severe cardiovascular events such as stroke by 33%.

Please help us make our goal of 16 units of blood.

Requirements for donating blood:

• Weigh at least 115 lbs

• Be at least 16 years old (16 requires parental written consent)

• Be relatively healthy

• Provide photo ID

• Have 56 days between donations

Eat a meal before donating blood and be sure to drink plenty of fluids before and after donation.

Questions about donating? Call us at 343-2333.