• Urgent Need for O Negative Blood at Cape Cod Hospital

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    June 25, 2019
    For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Robin Lord
                                                                                                                 508-862-7891
     
    Urgent Need for O Negative Blood at Cape Cod Hospital
     
    (Hyannis, June 24, 2019)  The Cape Cod Hospital Blood Bank is in urgent need of O negative blood donors. While all blood types are needed on a regular basis, there is currently a shortage of O Negative, in particular.
     
    Those with O Negative blood are considered “universal donors,” since the blood can be transfused to almost any patient in need, regardless of their blood type. This puts O Negative donors in the unique position to help people who are in critical need of blood.
     
    Three Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives are scheduled for this week, including:
     
                   Wednesday, June 26th
                  10am – 4pm
                  @Barnstable Police Dept.                                                             
                  1200 Phinneys Lane                                                                       
                  Hyannis
                  Thursday, June 27th 
                  12 noon – 6 pm
                  Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
                  @ Stoneman Medical Center
                  Keith Yorke Conference Room
                  2 Jan Sebastian Way
                  Sandwich
     
                  Friday, June 28th
                  12 - 3
                  Harwich Community Center
                  100 Oak Street
                  Harwich
     
    Donations can also be made at the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center at Cape Cod Hospital. The Donor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment to donate blood or to find an upcoming blood drive in your area, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/give-Blood
     
    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.