Cape Cod Hospitals In Need Of Blood Donations

FALMOUTH, MA — Over the past few months, blood center inventories have fallen to their lowest levels since before the coronavirus pandemic. Cape Cod Healthcare officials said nationwide, blood centers have experienced a significant drop in donations which is limiting the ability for the overall blood supply to be adequately replenished.

Locally, health officials said the Cape Cod Healthcare blood program is experiencing the same challenge as the organization transitions back to a new normal.

Hospital officials said they need at least one week’s worth of blood on hand at all times, since each unit collected or purchased only lasts 42 days.

If you’d like to help replenish the supply, please consider taking part in one of the following blood drives:

  • October 1: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bass River Rod & Gun Club, 621 Route 6A, Yarmouthport

  • October 5: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Grace Chapel Assembly of God, 25 Lieutenant Island Rd, Wellfleet

  • October 9: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sandwich Masonic Lodge, 175 Main Street, Sandwich

  • October 13: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Chatham Works, 323 Orleans Rd, N. Chatham

  • October 14: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Barnstable Police Community Blood Drive at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis

  • October 15: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth

  • October 19: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Rd, Mashpee

  • October 20: 9 a.m. – 3p.m., Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich

  • October 26: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Orleans Police Station, 99 Eldredge Parkway, Orleans

  • October 27: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth

  • October 28: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Eastham Library, 190 Samoset Rd, Eastham

  • October 30: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cape Cod 5 Community Blood Drive at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis

This article originally appeared on the Falmouth Patch

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