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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COVID VACCINE INFORMATION:
There is NO deferral time associated with getting the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for blood, platelet or plasma donations.

Other COVID-19 vaccines by AstroZeneca, Janessen & Johnson & Johnson require a 14 day deferral period


All Rh negative blood types are needed now!

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donors Urgently Needed
Potential Candidates must:  

- Have had a positive COVID-19 swab or antibody test on record & be able to produce a written copy
- Be fully recovered & symptom-free of COVID-19 for at least 14 days
- Meet all regular blood donor criteria & some specific laboratory criteria

To donate whole blood convalescent plasma: You must bring & submit a copy of a documented positive COVID-19 lab or antibody test to the bloodmobile or fixed site center location & tell blood center staff when you arrive that you are a recovered COVID patient. The process of donating whole blood convalescent plasma is easy & much like giving a regular pint of blood.  

Convalescent plasma questions should be directed to:
Barbara Glinski: 239.624.6507    Barbara.Glinski@nchmd.org

  • All visitors are required to bring & wear face masks to our branch office & bloodmobile blood drive sites. Only donors will be permitted on the bloodmobile. 
  • NCH Commmunity Blood Center is NOT doing any antibody testing to determine if someone potentially had the corona virus. Stayed tuned to media & our website for any changes

NCH COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER'S NAPLES BRANCH OFFICE
11190 Health Park Blvd. Naples, FL 34110. Located on the NCH North Naples Hospital campus off Immokalee Road, north of Goodlette Rd. Visitors should look for directional signs & access through the Brookdale Entrance.


Operational Hours:
Mon., Thurs., & Fri.:8 am - 4 pm, Tues.11 am - 7 pm
Closed Wed., Sat., Sun. & Holidays (Hours for week of Thanksgiving 2020 are listed above in News & Announcements)
Scroll down for bloodmobile blood drive sites 

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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Upcoming Blood Mobile Events

Blood drives dates, times & locations are subject to change. Please contact the Community Blood Center at 239-624-4120, option 4 for the latest updates or sudden changes.  NCH Community Blood Center is urging healthy eligible people to donate blood and platelets now to offset potential shortfalls in blood supplies which often occur this time of year.  The process of donating blood and platelets is safe and easy, and people should not hesitate in giving.  Your donation will make a profound difference to someone whose life depends upon it.  

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North Collier Fire Control & Rescue Station 45-near Veterans Park-Blood/Plasma Drive & antibody testing. Pre-registration is suggested for antibody testing at www.northcollierfire.com. Donors are required to bring & wear face masks

DATE: Dec 11, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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From Immokalee Rd.-Turn and head south onto Veteran's Park Drive. Fire station entrance is on the right just before you reach Veteran's Park entrance.

1885 Veteran's Park Drive
Naples, FL
Directions: From Immokalee Rd. turn and head south onto Veteran's Park Drive. Fire station entrance is on the right just before you reach Veteran's Park entrance.

In response to urgent pleas from NCH Community Blood Center for donations of convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients, North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District has partnered with community organizations to conduct free COVID-19 antibody testing for those wishing to help those currently suffering from the virus. 

NCH Community Blood Center’s blood mobile will be on-site to take blood donations as well as whole blood convalescent plasma from qualified candidates; See criteria below. NCH Community Blood Center has recently issued an urgent need for all RH negative blood and COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma.

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN:     Fri. Dec..11 & Sat. Dec. 12, 2020:  9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (or until tests run out)

WHERE:  North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District Station 45 1885 Veterans Park Drive Naples, FL 34109

ANTIBODY TESTING REGISTRATION:  Prior registration suggested.  
Visit www.NorthCollierFire.com & click on the Antibody Test Registrationlink on the home page.

WHOLE BLOOD CONVALESCENT PLASMA CANDIDATE PRE-QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates will need to meet the following criteria to qualify for whole blood convalescent plasma donation:

  • Meet regular blood donor eligibility criteria
  • Have been diagnosed with Covid-19 (either by a laboratory, antibody test, or clinical diagnosis)
  • Have been symptom free for at least 14 days
  • Minimum age 16 (with parent consent)
  • Minimum weight: 110 pounds
  • Have not been diagnosed with HIV, Hepatitis B or C.

ANTIBODY TEST RESULTS:      Available within 10 minutes

ANTIBODY TESTS ADMINISTERED BY:  North Collier Fire Rescue Personnel

All donor criteria:
-Donors must bring & wear a mask or facial covering 
-Only people actually donating blood will be permitted inside bloodmobile
-Minimum weight to donate: 110 pounds
-Minimum age: 16, with parent present
-Maximum age: none
-Photo ID is required
-Eat a meal prior to donating
-Be well hydrated with water on donation day