• Urgent Need for O Negative & O Positive Blood at Cape Cod Hospital

                                                
          For Immediate Release                                                    Contact: Patricia Pronovost
                                                                                                                 508-496-8277
     
    Urgent Need for O Negative & O Positive Blood
     at Cape Cod Hospital
     
    (Hyannis, August 23, 2021)  The Cape Cod Hospital Blood Bank is in urgent need of both O negative and O positive blood donors. While all blood types are needed on a regular basis, there is currently a shortage of O Negative and O positive, in particular.
     
    Jonathan DeCoste Senior Blood Donor Recruiter at Cape Cod Healthcare notes, ”Type O positive is the most common blood type. Type O negative is the universal blood type, meaning that anyone can receive your blood and it can be used in transfusions for any other blood type.  Both types are routinely in short supply and in high demand by hospitals for emergency transfusions.”
     
    If you or someone you know has O positive or O negative blood, please consider making an appointment at one of our upcoming blood drives.
    Several Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives are scheduled in the coming weeks, including:
     
    • August 30:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orleans Police Department, 99 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans
    • August 31: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Brewster Police, 631 Harwich Rd, Brewster
     
    • September 1: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Cape Cod Radio Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive, Cape Cod Mall (across from Hollister Co. next to Verizon Wireless), 769 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis
    • September 2: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., WHOI, Clark Lab, 5th Floor, 360 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole
    • September 8: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Rd, Brewster
    • September 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cape Cod 5 Community Blood Drive, Cape Codder Resort and Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis
    • September 13: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Harwich Police, 183 Sisson Rd, Harwich 
    • September 14: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Chatham Works, 323 Orleans Rd., N. Chatham
    • September 16: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth
    • September 17: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., St. Joan of Arc, 61 Canal Rd, Orleans
    • September 20: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Clark-Haddad American Legion Post 188, 20 Main Street, Sandwich
    • September 21: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Shepley Showcase, 75 Benjamin Franklin Way, Hyannis
    • September 23: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Brewster Police, 631 Harwich Rd, Brewster
    • September 24: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 246 Main Street, W. Harwich
    • September 27: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Cotuit Federated Church, 40 School St., Cotuit
    • September 28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Barnstable Police Department Community Blood Drive, at Cape Cod Hospital, 27 Park Street, Hyannis
    • September 29: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orleans Police Department, 99 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans
    • September 30: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham
                    
    To make an appointment for one of the drives listed above, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/give-blood
    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 4:00 p.m. To make an appointment for the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center please call us at 508-862-5663. 
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