(October 31, 2022 - Hyannis, MA) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations – especially type O Negative. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in November 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 November will receive either a Speedway or Stop & Shop gift card. The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center inside Cape Cod Hospital is open by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4 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 the Blood Donor Portal: https://srt.capecodhealth.org/donorportal/ November 2022 CCHC Blood Drives • November 1: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Harwich Police Department, 183 Sisson Road, Harwich • November 3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Falmouth Hospital – Burwell Conference Room, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth • November 7: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orleans/Eastham Elk Lodge, 10 McKoy Road, Eastham • November 8: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Road, Brewster • November 9: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 311 Service Road, Sandwich • November 10: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Federated Church of Orleans, 162 Main St., Orleans • November 14: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St., Falmouth • November 16: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Chatham Works, 323 Orleans Road, North Chatham • November 21: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cotuit Community @ Freedom Hall, 976 Main Street, Cotuit • November 22: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., St. Anthony’s Fatima Hall - part of St. Joseph Guardian of the Holy Family Parish, 167 East Falmouth Highway – East Falmouth • November 23: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dennis Police Department, 90 Bob Crowell Road, Dennis • November 28: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee • November 29: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Brewster Police Department, 631 Harwich Road, Brewster • November 30: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Barnstable Police Department Community Blood Drive, at Cape Cod Hospital, 27 Park St., Hyannis About Cape Cod Healthcare Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With nearly 500 physicians, 5,400 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, six urgent care centers 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.