(Hyannis, December 4, 2017) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations, and numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in December to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare. The need is particularly acute during the holiday season. Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital 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. The majority of this month’s blood drives 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 during the month of December will receive a free movie pass, with the exception of the Dec. 8 drive at Market Basket. Donors at that drive will receive a Market Basket gift card. Walk-ins are welcome at all blood drives. To make an appointment to donate blood, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/giveblood or call 508-86BLOOD. December 2017 CCHC Blood Drives • December 6: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, Burwell Conference Center, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth • December 7: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis • December 8: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Market Basket, 1 Factory Outlet Way, Sagamore • December 11: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, 1121 Main Street, West Barnstable • December 12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Barnstable Police Department, 1200 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis • December 13: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Bass River Rod & Gun Club, Route 6A, Yarmouthport • December 15: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA • December 18: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee • December 19: Joshua Sears Memorial Blood Drive, Yarmouth Masonic Lodge, 20 Davis Road, South Yarmouth • December 20: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Five, 86 Route 6A, Sandwich • December 21: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Five, 171 Falmouth Road, Hyannis • December 22: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, 3878 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills • December 27: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cape Cod Five, 668 Main Street, Falmouth • December 28: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dennis Police Department, 90 Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis • December 29: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Home Depot, 65 Independence Drive, Hyannis 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.