(Hyannis, January 25, 2018) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations, and numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in February to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare. 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. 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. Donors at any February blood drive, with one exception, will receive a movie pass. Donors at the Feb. 2 blood drive at Market Basket in Sagamore 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. February 2018 CCHC Blood Drives • February 1: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis • February 2: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Market Basket, 1 Factory Way, Sagamore • February 6: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Barnstable Police Department, 1200 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis • February 7: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Bass River Rod & Gun Club, Route 6A, Yarmouthport • February 8: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Guappo’s, Staples Plaza, 136 Route 6A, Orleans • February 11: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8th Annual U.S. Marine Corporal Nick G. Xiarhos Memorial, Yarmouth Police Department, 340 Higgins Crowell Road, Yarmouth • February 12: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Clark Lab, 86 Water Street, Woods Hole • February 14: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bayada, 80 Davis Straits, Falmouth • February 20: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 421 Wianno Road, Osterville • February 21: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster • February 22: 11 am. To 5 p.m., Dennis Police Department, in memory of Sgt. Craig A. Stevenson, 90 Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis • February 26: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Mashpee Community Blood Drive at Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee • February 28: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Hospital, Lorusso Conference Room, Park Street, 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.