• Urgent Need for O Negative Blood at Cape Cod Hospital

          For Immediate Release                                                    Contact: Christina Peaslee
    Urgent Need for O Negative Blood at Cape Cod Hospital
    (Hyannis, November 25, 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.
    Several Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives are scheduled in the coming weeks, including:
    Wednesday, November 27th  
    Falmouth Hospital
    10 am – 3:30 pm
    100 Ter Huen Drive
    Friday, November 29th
    11am – 5 pm
    Market Basket
    1 Factory Outlet Rd
    Wednesday, December 4th 
    12 – 5 pm
    Chatham Community Center
    702 Main Street
    Saturday, December 7th
    10 am– 4 pm
    Brewster for the Holidays
    Lemon Tree Village
    1069 Route 6A
    Tuesday, December 10th
    12:30 – 5 pm
    Seamen’s Bank
    2746 Route 6
    Wednesday, December 11th
    12 noon – 6 pm
    @ Bass River Rod & Gun Club
    621 Route 6A
    Thursday, December 12th
    10 am – 4 pm
    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
    869 Route 6A
    Friday, December 13th
    11 am – 4:30 pm
    St. Joan of Arc
    61 Canal Rd

    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 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 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.