(Hyannis, December 3, 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 December 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. Everyone who donates blood during the month of December will receive a complimentary movie pass, with the exception of the Dec. 21 blood drive at Market Basket. Donors at that drive will receive a Market Basket gift card. 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. December 2018 CCHC Blood Drives • December 5: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Bass River Rod and Gun Club, Route 6A, Yarmouthport • December 7: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dennis Police Department, 90 Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis • December 9: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Reach Assembly of God, 959 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis • December 12: 12 noon to 5 p.m., Chatham Community Blood Drive, Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham • December 13: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster • December 17: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee • December 18: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Joshua Sears Memorial Blood Drive, Yarmouth Masonic Lodge, 20 Davis Road, South Yarmouth • December 19: Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lorusso Conference Room, Cape Cod Hospital, 21 Park Street, Hyannis • December 21: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Market Basket, 1 Factory Outlet Way, Sagamore • December 27: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich • December 28: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Stoneman Outpatient Center, 2 Jan Sebastian Drive, Sandwich. 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.