(Hyannis, Oct. 30, 2019) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations, and numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in November to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC). 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. Blood collected at CCHC Blood Drives stays on Cape Cod to help our families, friends and neighbors. Donors to this CCHC blood month’s drives will receive a $5 gift card to Cumberland Farms. (Note: Donors to the Market Basket Drive on Nov. 29 will receive $5 gift card to Market Basket.) 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. November 2019 CCHC Blood Drives • Nov. 5: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Route 132, Barnstable • Nov. 6: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Peter the Apostle, 11 Prince Street (bloodmobile will be in parking lot behind church), Provincetown • Nov. 8: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Clark Lab – 5th Floor, Woods Hole • Nov. 13: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S. Main Street, Centerville • Nov. 15: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Shepley, 216 Thornton Drive, Hyannis • Nov. 19: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cape Cod 5, 75 Brackett Road, North Eastham • Nov. 20: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Hospital, Lorusso Conference Room, 27 Park Street, Hyannis. • Nov. 21: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Eastern Mountain Sports, 1513 Route 132, Hyannis • Nov. 22: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dennis Police Department, 90 Bob Crowell Road, Dennis • Nov. 25: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cotuit Federated Church, 40 School Street, Cotuit • Nov. 27: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth. • Nov. 29: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Market Basket, 1 Factory Outlet Road, Bourne Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 475 physicians, 5,700 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, four urgent care centers, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org.