Community Blood Center

Community Blood Center, an affiliate of the NCH Healthcare System, supplies local hospitals with life-saving blood products. Donors who give the gift of life on the blue and white bloodmobiles or at the Naples branch office will ensure that what’s collected here, stays here

Your donation is important since only three of every 100 people tend to donate. Your blood or platelet donation WILL ensure adequate levels of blood products are available and ready for friends or family who suddenly need them.

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  • Type O: acute need, PLEASE GIVE NOW!
  • Type AB: AB blood donors are urged to give platelets instead of donating blood.
    • Call 239-624-4120 and choose option 3 to inquire or schedule a required platelet donation appointment.

General Announcements

  • Donor Center is closed  Monday, July 4
  • All visitors are required to bring and wear face masks to our branch office and bloodmobile blood drive sites. Only donors will be permitted on the bloodmobile.
Click on desired drive for details and contact information.

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  • There is NO deferral time associated with getting the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or booster for blood or platelet donations. All OTHER COVID-19 vaccines  require a 14-day deferral period.
  • Effective June 1, 2021: NCH Community Blood Center will no longer be collecting convalescent plasma or offering antibody testing from recovered donors.

Naples Branch Office Details:

11190 Health Park Blvd
Naples, FL 34110

Located on the NCH North Naples Hospital campus off Immokalee Road, north of Goodlette Road. Visitors should look for directional signs and access through the Brookdale Entrance. 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. 

Automated red cell, platelet collections, therapeutic and autologous (pre-surgery) phlebotomies are by appointment only. 

Operational Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday                                                             

Platelet Donations

Platelet donations are by appointment only and 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 239-624-4120 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 two hours to donate platelets. You must eat a meal, be well hydrated with water or juice, and have a photo ID.

Upcoming Blood Mobile Events

Blood drives dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please contact the Community Blood Center at 239-624-4120,  option 4 for the latest updates or sudden changes. Click on desired event for details, contacts, and a map.

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.