(Hyannis, Dec. 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 January 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 only lasts 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 CCHC blood drives in January will receive a long sleeved t-shirt. 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. January 2020 CCHC Blood Drives • January 2: Noon – 6:00 p.m., Cape Cod Radio Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive @ the Cape Codder, 1225 Route 132, Barnstable • January 3: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole • January 9: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis • January 10: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Shepley, 216 Thornton Drive, Hyannis • January 13: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Anytime Fitness – Mashpee, 681 Falmouth Rd, Mashpee • January 14: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Anytime Fitness – Hyannis, 1070 Route 132, Hyannis • January 15: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Cape Cod Hospital, Lorusso Conference Room, 27 Park Street, Hyannis. • January 21: Noon to 6:00 p.m., St. Pius X Parish, 25 Barbara St., Yarmouth • January 23: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Northside Church, 701 Airline Rd., Brewster • January 27: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cotuit Federated Church, 40 School Street, Cotuit • January 28: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Dennis Police Department, 90 Bob Crowell Road, Dennis • January 29: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth. • January 30: Noon to 5 p.m., Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham In addition, the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center at Cape Cod Hospital is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for walk-in blood donations and is also open on select weekends. To find out more, please call us at 508-862-5663. 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.