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Published on June 24, 2019

Urgent Need for O Negative Blood at Cape Cod Hospital

(Hyannis, June 24, 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.

Three Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives are scheduled for this week, including:

Wednesday, June 26th

  • 10am – 4pm
  • @Barnstable Police Dept.                                                             
  • 1200 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis            

Thursday, June 27th 

  • 12 noon – 6 pm
  • Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
  • @ Stoneman Medical Center
  • Keith Yorke Conference Room
  • 2 Jan Sebastian Way, Sandwich

Friday, June 28th

  • 12 noon - 3pm
  • Harwich Community Center
  • 100 Oak Street, Harwich

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 a.m. to 3 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