Southwest FL, Sept. 19, 2017: NCH Community Blood Center had to suspend collection operations after the storm due to damage from Hurricane Irma. Now there is a need to replenish blood supplies with the help of local donors. The local public is being encouraged to take time out and donate.
NCH Community Blood Center is requesting that whole blood donors give their gifts of life on the air conditioned bloodmobiles. People who successfully donate at the following bloodmobile blood drives will receive a movie ticket:
Tues. 9/19: 1- 6 pm: Ave Maria University: 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, 34142
Wed. 9/20: 1:30 - 5 pm: NCH North Naples Hospital: 11190 Health Park Blvd. Naples, 34110. Bloodmobile parked in North lot at the Brookdale entrance
Thurs. 9/21: 9 am - 2 pm: Naples Daily News: 1100 Immokalee Rd. Naples 34110
Fri. - Mon. 9/22 – 9/25: 11 am - 5 pm: Sembler Plaza-SW corner of Naples Blvd. & Airport Rd. Naples 34109 (near Panera Bread)
While NCH Community Blood Center had adequate supplies both before and immediately following the hurricane, it now needs to see a continued response from willing donors. People must be age 16 with parent present and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. There is no upper age limit to donate. Donors should bring photo ID, should eat a meal prior to donating and be well hydrated with juice or water on donation day. People can donate blood every 56 days. For more information visit www.givebloodcbc.org or call 239-624-4120, Option 4 on the main menu.