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 five-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 more.
Lee Memorial Blood Center is a hospital-based blood center. It is the sole supplier of all blood products for Lee Memorial Health System hospitals and no blood is ever exported out of the area. It relies on the community to donate blood, which in turn, helps support neighbors, friends and loved ones.
Though it is in urgent need of O positive blood, all types are welcome as 800 units of blood are used each week to serve the community.
Call 343-2333 to find a blood center or blood drive near you or visit the Web site.