Community Blood Center
Safety of the local blood supply is always a priority. The Community Blood Center is reviewing the FDAs unanticipated announcement regarding blood collections and is working to comply with the recommendations as quickly as possible. Effective July 29, 2016 blood donors will be asked additional travel related questions. If an individual has lived in or traveled to Miami-Dade or Broward counties in the previous four weeks they will be temporarily deferred. This criteria will remain in effect until Zika testing for all blood products can be implemented. The situation remains fluid and additional information will be released as it becomes available. Call 239-734-0740 regarding any pressing inquiries.
Community Blood Center, an affiliate of the NCH Healthcare System, supplies hospitals in Collier County with life-saving blood products. When a donor gives the gift of life at the Community Blood Center location in Naples or on the blue and white Community Blood Center bloodmobiles, he or she is helping to ensure adequate levels of blood products are available in area hospitals and ready for local patients, friends or family who suddenly need them. It is estimated that nine out of ten people who live to age 70 will require a blood transfusion.
The Community Blood Center Location:
Whole blood, automated red cell, & platelet collections. Therapeutic & autologous (pre-surgery) phlebotomies by appointment only.