(January 31, 2022 - Hyannis, MA) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations. While all blood types are needed on a regular basis, type A Negative and type O Negative are especially needed. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in February to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC). Cape Cod and Falmouth 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. All the blood collected at Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives stays on Cape Cod to help our families, friends and neighbors. Donors to CCHC blood drives in February will receive a Target gift card. The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center inside Cape Cod Hospital is open by appointment only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are required at all blood drives. To make an appointment for the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center, please call us at 508-862-5663. To make an appointment at an upcoming blood drive, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/give-blood February 2022 CCHC Blood Drives • February 1: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Harwich Police, 183 Sisson Rd, Harwich • February 2: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Grace Chapel Assembly of God, 25 Lieutenant Island Rd, Wellfleet • February 8: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Rd, Brewster • February 9: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Chatham Works, 323 Orleans Rd., N. Chatham • February 11: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 12th Annual U.S. Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Blood Drive, Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors, 22 Mid-Tech Drive, W. Yarmouth • February 12: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 12th Annual U.S. Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Blood Drive, Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors, 22 Mid-Tech Drive, W. Yarmouth • February 13: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 12th Annual U.S. Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Blood Drive, Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors, 22 Mid-Tech Drive, W. Yarmouth • February 15: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth • February 16: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Brewster Police, 631 Harwich Rd, Brewster • February 17: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dennis Police, 90 Bob Crowell Rd, Harwich • February 22: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Fatima Hall - part of St. Joseph Guardian of the Holy Family Parish, 167 East Falmouth Highway – East Falmouth • February 24: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cape Cod YMCA, 2245 Iyannough Rd, W. Barnstable • February 25: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orleans Police Department, 99 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans • February 28: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Rd, Mashpee About Cape Cod Healthcare Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 500 physicians, 5,700 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare is comprised of 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, four urgent care centers (with two additional centers coming in 2021 and 2022) and numerous health programs. For more information, visit the Cape Cod Healthcare website at www.capecodhealth.org. For the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news, visit www.capecodhealthnews.com.