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.
All blood types are needed as well as platelet donations. Blood supplies are very low both locally & nationally. Your help is needed now! Whole blood can be donated on the bloodmobile or at the Naples Branch location. Platelet donations are by appointment at the Naples Branch location: 311 Ninth Street North, Suite 201, Naples 34102.
Criteria to donate platelets: You must be aspirin-free within the last 48 hours. Some restrictions apply for women who have been pregnant.
If you wish to donate platelets, please call us at 624-4120 and CHOOSE OPTION 3 on the phone menu. Leave a message with your name and phone number and we will call you back as soon as possible to answer any questions or to schedule your platelet donation appointment. It takes about 2 hours to donate platelets, you must eat a meal, be well hydrated with water or juice and have a photo ID
No appointment is necessary to give whole blood at the Naples branch location.
Community Blood Center Naples Branch Office is located in Suite 201 on the second
floor of the 311 building on the NCH Downtown Campus near the parking garage. Donors also have the option to utilize the complimentary valet service.