(Hyannis, April 27, 2018) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations, The hospitals must have at least one week’s worth of blood on hand at all times. Since each unit collected or purchased will only last between 35 to 42 days, it is a constant challenge to maintain sufficient supply. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in May to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC). The majority of them will be held in the CCHC Blood Mobile, which is located in the parking lot of sponsoring businesses and organizations. All blood collected at CCHC Blood Drives stays on Cape Cod to help our families, friends and neighbors. Donors at any May blood drive will receive a CCHC Blood Donor Center baseball cap. In addition, those who donate at the May 8 drive at Paradise Pizza will receive a complimentary small cheese pizza. 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. May 2018 CCHC Blood Drives • May 2: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sons of Erin, 633 Route 28, West Yarmouth • May 5: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Osterville Wellness Day sponsored by Sotheby’s, 851 Main Street, Osterville • May 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 514 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth • May 8: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paradise Pizza, 84 School Street, Dennis • May 9: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Frank FM “Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve,” Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyanough Road, Hyannis • May 10: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mid Cape Home Centers, 15 Main Street, Orleans • May 11: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Residential Mortgage Services, 43 Lewis Bay Road, Hyannis • May 14: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Sandwich Chamber of Commerce Blood Drive at Stoneman Outpatient Center, 2 Jan Sebastian Way, Sandwich • May 16: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Gateway Dental, 269 Barnstable Road, Hyannis • May 17: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Marine Masonic Lodge Blood Drive at John Wesley Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth • May 18: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Revival Presbyterian Church, 90 Hinckley Road, Hyannis • May 21: 3 to 7 p.m., Monomoy Regional High School, 75 Oak Street, Harwich • May 23: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, Faxon Conference Room, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth • May 24: 12 noon to 5 p.m., Chatham Community Blood Drive, 702 Main Street, Chatham • May 29: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Barnstable Police Department, 1200 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis • May 30: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Bass River Rod and Gun Club, Route 6A, Yarmouthport • May 31: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 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, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.