Community Blood Center

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Community Blood Center, an affiliate of the NCH Healthcare System, Community Blood Bank Logosupplies 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.

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Critical need for all blood types! Donors are encouraged to give now!
NCH COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER HAS RELOCATED
Effective Tues. Aug. 28th NCH Community Blood Center has relocated from 311 Ninth St. N. on the NCH Downtown Hospital campus to the NCH North Naples Hospital campus off Immokalee Rd., north of Goodlette Rd. Our new address is 11190 Health Park Blvd. Naples, FL 34110. Visitors should look for directional signs & access through the Brookdale Entrance.


Operational Hours:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.:8 am - 4 pm, Tues.11 am - 7 pm
Closed Sat., Sun. & Holidays.
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Whole blood can be donated on the bloodmobile or at the Naples Branch location during posted business hours. No appointment is necessary to give whole blood at the Naples branch location.


Platelet Donations:
By appointment only & are done at the Naples Branch location listed above.  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

Whole blood, automated red cell, & platelet collections. Therapeutic & autologous (pre-surgery) phlebotomies by appointment only.

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Blood drives dates, times & locations are subject to change. Please contact the Community Blood Center at 239-624-4120 for the latest updates or sudden changes.  

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News

SWFL blood banks face summer shortages

by Emily Luft | Aug 01, 2018
Right now, blood centers across Southwest Florida are in need of blood donors.

One Blood, Florida’s largest blood bank, says they are especially low on Type O blood. Being low means they aren’t within their safety net of having a five-day backup supply of each blood type.

“I could only imagine if my little baby needed blood how important that I would want somebody to help my baby if I needed it,” says donor Anthony Calderone, “It works me up even thinking about it.”

Calderone says it’s in his blood to help out – literally.

“It just means a lot for me to do it.”

Calderone has a rare blood type, one that can help anyone, even babies. And being a father, that hits close to home. He wants to give back.

“Part of the reason I work for the sheriff’s office is I like helping the community,” he said.

And now might be a good time to do it. Not only are blood centers low on blood, but they have a higher for donations need this time of year.

“It is a national historical statistic that during July and August, blood donations tend to take a dip,” said Sheila Phillips, Community Blood Center.

People taking vacations is one factor and severe weather is another.

“We know any time there’s some type of natural event like a hurricane, we’re going to have disruptions,” said Phillips.

Because people evacuate and focus on preparing their homes, they don’t make it to blood banks. So thinking ahead and donating now helps banks avoid summer shortages.

If you or someone you know is interested in donating blood, you can view requirements and locations here.