(Hyannis, August 29, 2018) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations. The hospitals must have at least one week’s worth of blood on hand at all times. Since each unit collected or purchased will only last between 35 to 42 days, it is a constant challenge to maintain sufficient supply. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in September to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC). The majority of them will be held in the CCHC Blood Mobile, which is located in the parking lot of sponsoring businesses and organizations. All blood collected at CCHC Blood Drives stays on Cape Cod to help our families, friends and neighbors. All those who donate to a CCHC Blood Drive in the month of September will receive a Cumberland Farms gift card, with the exception of the September 14 blood drive at Wendy’s. Donors at that drive will enjoy a complimentary sandwich. Walk-ins are welcome at all CCHC blood drives. The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center at Cape Cod Hospital is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for whole blood and platelet donations. To make an appointment to donate blood, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/giveblood or call 508-86BLOOD. September 2018 CCHC Blood Drives • September 5: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich • September 6: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Riverview School, 551 Route 6A, Sandwich • September 8: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seaside LeMans, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee • September 11: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Falmouth Masons Blood Drive, Holiday Inn, 291 Jones Road, Falmouth • September 13: 12 noon to 5 p.m., Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham • September 14: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wendy’s, 32 Old Townhouse Road, Yarmouth • September 18: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Barnstable Police Department, 1200 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis • September 20: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jon Jaros Memorial Blood Drive at Glynn Electric, 11 Resnik Road, Plymouth • September 21: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Revival Presbyterian Church, 90 Hinckley Road, Hyannis • September 26: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth • September 27: 12:30 to 5 p.m., St. Peter the Apostle, 11 Prince Street, Provincetown • September 28: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis • 4355 State Highway, North Eastham Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.