(February 28, 2022 - Hyannis, MA) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in March 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 March 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 March 2022 CCHC Blood Drives • March 1: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Harwich Police, 183 Sisson Rd, Harwich • March 2: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monomoy High School – Cafeteria, 75 Oak St, Harwich • March 8: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Rd, Brewster • March 9: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Chatham Works, 323 Orleans Rd., N. Chatham • March 10: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Barnabas’s Episcopal Church, 91 Main St, Falmouth • March 14: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth • March 15: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Brewster Police, 631 Harwich Rd, Brewster • March 17: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orleans Police Department, 99 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans • March 21: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Rd, Mashpee • March 22: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Barnstable Police Department Community Blood Drive, at Cape Cod Hospital, 27 Park Street, Hyannis • March 23: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Bass River Rod & Gun Club, 621 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port • March 26: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Cape Cod Radio Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive, Mashpee Commons, 21 Steeple St, Mashpee • March 28: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Cotuit Federated Church, 40 School St., Cotuit • March 30: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth 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, five urgent care centers (with an additional center coming in 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.