SunCoast Blood Centers fast-tracked the opening of its new donor center and administrative headquarters in Lakewood Ranch.
SunCoast Blood Centers fast-tracked the opening of its new donor center and administrative headquarters in Lakewood Ranch in order to ensure an adequate supply of blood products for the community during the COVID 19 health crisis. The donor center is located at 3025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. suite 111. Appointments are strongly encouraged in order to plan and implement social distancing for donors and staff.
Patients battling cancer, undergoing major surgery or suffering serious trauma still need blood products. SunCoast must be prepared in the likely event it will need to appeal to the community to donate blood and platelets in the coming weeks. The new donor center houses all SunCoast’s operations under one roof, including the new state-of-the-art donor center which replaces its smaller center in Lakewood Ranch Plaza. With the opening of the new facility in Manatee County, along with the flagship donor center at 1760 Mound Street in Sarasota it can accommodate more donors safely and securely. It also operates donor centers in Bradenton and Venice.
Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood at any SunCoast donor center or bloodmobile by visiting suncoastblood.org or calling 1.866.97.BLOOD. For a complete list of bloodmobile and donor center locations and hours donors can visit suncoastblood.org.
There is no data that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus including this coronavirus worldwide. SunCoast wants to assure the public that it is safe to donate blood and it is exceeding the Food and Drug Administration guidelines for safety.
SunCoast Blood Centers is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. It provides a reliable supply of safe blood products and services for our community since 1949. SunCoast is the exclusive supplier of blood products and services for Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Complex Care Hospital of Ridgelake, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, North Port Emergency Room, Fawcett Memorial Hospital of Port Charlotte, Englewood Community Hospital and DeSoto Memorial Hospital.
Lakewood Ranch (Donor Center and Administrative Offices) | 3025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211
Bradenton | 6026 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207
Sarasota | 1760 Mound St., Sarasota, FL 34236
Venice | 539 US Hwy 41 Bypass, North Venice, FL 34285