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All donated blood stays on the Cape.
The Blood Donor Center at Cape Cod Hospital has scheduled a blood drive from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm on Friday, February 22nd at Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. It will be held across from Auntie Anne’s by the Macy’s Apparel Court.
Any person 16 years of age with parents permission, or over 17 in good health and weighing at least 110 pounds can become a Cape Cod Hospital blood donor. There is no upper age limit as long as you can pass the donation history and physical. The entire process of donating blood takes about 45 minutes. A short medical history is taken and some screening questions are asked. Your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and blood count will be measured. The actual donation takes about ten minutes. After donating, you will relax for a few minutes and enjoy free refreshments before resuming normal activities. All blood donated during the blood drive stays on Cape Cod and is used at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals.
To make an appointment, please call 508-86BLOOD before February 22. If the line is busy, you can leave a message with your name, phone number, and time you would like to donate and we will call you back to confirm. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be honored first.
Cape Cod Healthcare – one of America’s Top Ten health care systems – is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,500 employees and 1,100 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, the Cape’s only local laboratory service (C-Lab) and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org.