(Hyannis, June 5, 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 June 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. Donors at all June blood drives will receive a Cumberland Farms gift card, with the exception of the June 26 drive at Wendy’s in Orleans, where donors will receive a Wendy’s gift card. World Blood Donor Day is on June 14 this year. The event is meant to thank volunteers who donate blood and encourage blood donation throughout the year. This year’s theme is “Share Life, Give Blood.” One of the goals of this year’s observance is to encourage younger people to feel encouraged to start donating blood, so that the donor population stays strong. Walk-ins are welcome at all CCHC blood drives. To make an appointment to donate blood, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/giveblood or call 508-86BLOOD. June 2018 CCHC Blood Drives • June 10: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 230 Bonney Street, New Bedford • June 12: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., The Market at The Pinehills, 9 Purchase Street, Plymouth • June 13: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis • June 14: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster • June 18: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee • June 19: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Riverview School, 551 Rout 6A, Sandwich • June 20: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Hospital, Lorusso Conference Room, Hyannis • June 21: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dennis Police Department, 90 Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis • June 26: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wendy’s, 15 Canal Road, Orleans • June 27: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 668 Main Street, Falmouth • June 28: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 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.