(December 1, 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 December 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 December will receive a Stop & Shop gift card. The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center inside Cape Cod Hospital is open by appointment 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/ December 2022 CCHC Blood Drives • December 5: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Harwich Police Department, 183 Sisson Road, Harwich • December 6: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mid-Cape Home Centers, 465 Route 134, Dennis • December 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Falmouth Hospital – Burwell Conference Room, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth • December 12: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Clark-Haddad American Legion Post 188, 20 Main Street, Sandwich • December 13: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Road, Brewster • December 14: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Chatham Works, 323 Orleans Road, N. Chatham • December 19: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St., Falmouth • December 21: 12 noon – 6 p.m., 32nd Annual Joshua Sears Memorial Blood Drive, Howard Masonic Lodge, 20 Davis Rd, Yarmouth • December 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Brewster Police Department, 631 Harwich Road, Brewster • December 27: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orleans Police Department, 99 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans • December 28: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bass River Rod & Gun Club, 621 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port • December 29: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee 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.