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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is hosting a blood drive in partnership with Lee Health 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at the bank’s Bridge Branch, located at 9311 College Parkway, Fort Myers.

Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels. Current blood supplies are critically low and Lee Health’s blood centers are in urgent need of donors. It is vital that blood supplies remain at healthy levels to quickly care for patients needing an urgent transfusion. Blood and blood products are not only used in trauma centers, but also to treat cancer patients, premature babies, anemia, and a variety of other conditions. 

Lee Health’s blood centers are the sole supplier of all blood products for the entire health system, and approximately 800 units of blood are needed per week. To sign up to donate, email Amy McQuagge at

Seven of the bank’s eight locations are now open. The Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, the McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., the staff is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.

Founded in 2003, and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven open locations throughout Lee County. A visual timeline of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s 20-year history is available at

The bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit

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