LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Inventory levels for O+ blood at Lee Health are critically low, officials said.
Although there is a current need for O+ blood, donors of all blood types are encouraged to donate.
Lee Health is home to the only trauma center in the region, so keeping its blood supply at a healthy level is critical so patients who urgently need a transfusion can get one, Pat Dolce, a spokesperson for the health organization, said.
Blood and blood products, like platelets, are also helpful to premature babies, people with cancer, anemia, and a variety of other conditions.
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