Lee Memorial Blood Centers will be hosting a community blood drive at the Edison Mall (inside set up, in front of Dillards), 4125 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers on: Friday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
All donors receive a free drawstring backpack and goody bag with coupons!
The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset summer blood shortages. People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water. Photo ID is required at donation time.
Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year old may donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Many health conditions and medications do NOT prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement can give blood. Tattoos are also okay as long as they are healed and have been done in a reputable tattoo facility.
Please feel free to call 239-343-2333 with any questions.