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Lifeblood of Cape Cod

  • About 1 in every 7 people entering a hospital needs blood.
  • Cape Cod Hospital alone performs more than 7,000 blood transfusions a year.
  • Falmouth Hospital performs another 3,000 transfusions.
  • Blood products are used for elective and emergency surgery, anemia, cancer, bleeding disorders and massive blood loss due to trauma.
  • Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 35 days, so they must be constantly replenished.
  • One pint of blood can save up to 2 lives.
  • There is no substitute for human blood.